Carol Platt Liebau: Dishing But Not Taking

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Dishing But Not Taking

So the Chinese are complaining about efforts to link their Olympic participation with changing their hitherto-indifferent stance toward the genocide being perpetrated in Darfur.

The Chinese pique seems entirely representative of Communist countries. They're plenty happy to try to show that they wield international authority and enjoy the accompanying prestige, but become completely bent out of shape if anyone calls them to account about the way they use (or refuse to use) their power.

The Chinese need to get over it. With international standing comes responsibility, and it's long past time they faced up to theirs in the Sudan.


Blogger One Salient Oversight said...

Oh Carol,

What about America's similar sins in the last 100 years?

What about Guatelama in 1954?

or Iran in 1953?

or Chile in 1973?

or Haiti, 1915-1934?

or America's support of Iraq's invasion of Iran in the early 1980s?

Those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

3:28 PM  

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