First of all let me say that I absolutely abhor the violence in Darfur and if we weren't engaged in this untenable war in Iraq, we would have the power and will to prevent and stop this decades old genocide. That said, isn't the West being a little disingenious here? To attack the Chinese for propping up murderous regimes seems to me (at least) to be highly hypocritical. For years and years, we gave aid and comfort to numerous enemies of democracy. From Mobutu to Saddam and even - sadly enough Bin Laden -we gave them money, arms and logistical support ,just so they could validate our beliefs and positions. In the process, they killed millions of people and even now, whole continents are struggling to recover. Short term solutions for long term problems will be the death of us. Now that our nearsightedeness has come back to bite us in the arrsse, how DARE we forget that we are guilty of the same sins. Sins, which I might add, we don't have the moral courage to confess to. The Chinese took a lesson from the history books. A history, which I am ashamed to say, was written by us.