http://baldilocks.typepad.com/baldilocks/2004/05/some_genocides_.html Sudan won an uncontested election Tuesday to the United Nations (news - web sites)' main human rights watchdog, prompting the United States to walk out because of alleged ethnic cleansing in the country's Darfur region. Millions of non-Muslim black Africans ethnically cleansed by the Muslim Sudanese in power in that land and this is their earthly reward? Sudan's envoy immediately shot back that the U.S. delegation was "shedding crocodile tears," and he accused the United States of turning a blind eye as Iraqi prisoners were mistreated and civilians were harmed in battle. Welcome to the world of moral equivalence, in which, abuse of a few prisoners by a few members of a vast military and the genocide of millions amount to the same thing. Sudan's deputy U.N. ambassador, Omar Bashir Mohamed Manis, said the United States had no right to accuse anyone of human rights violations, after allegations of abuses in Iraq (news - web sites) including mistreatment of Iraqis held in U.S.-run prisons Images of the Iraqi prisoners "are fresh in the minds of all justice-loving people around the world," he said. Lets see you punish the perpetrators of your crimes the way we have punished and will punish the perpetrators of ours and then well compare notes, you stinking, mealy-mouthed, mass-murdering hypocrite! Let one group of the protected slaughter the other en masse and its ho hum from the arbiters of international justice. But let a few members of the US military commit criminal acts that dont result in death and do result in punishment for the perpetrators and its the flocking crime of the century. Perhaps the UN doesn't expect much from "savages." Maybe it thinks the world would be a better place with fewer "savages" in it. Perhaps it's rewarding other "savages" for doing its dirty work. Just speculating.