YEAH, IT'S ALL ABOUT RIGHT AND WRONG
In a departure, the United States has decided against introducing a resolution criticizing rights abuses in China at the annual meeting of the U.N. Human Rights Commission, a State Department official said Friday.
The decision comes two weeks after the annual State Department human rights report had cited continuing abuses in China.
The official, asking not to be identified, said progress is being made on protection of human rights in China. The Bush administration will press for more progress despite setbacks, the official added.
Among them it mentioned "instances of extrajudicial killings, torture and mistreatment of prisoners, forced confessions, arbitrary arrest and detention, lengthy incommunicado detention and denial of due process."
Torture of prisoners? Extrajudicial killings? Forget resolutions -- why aren't we invading? Are these things not really "evil" when they're done by countries that really do have nukes? Or when they're done by a country that's doing the heavy lifting for us vis-à-vis North Korea?