Mark Steyn cheekily suggests that there might be some lack of balance in reporting of the respective behaviour of US and UN peacekeepers:

“The 2002 Save the Children report on the UN’s cover-up of the sex-for-food scandal in West Africa provides grim details of peacekeepers’ demanding sexual favors from children as young as four in exchange for biscuits and cake powder. “What is particularly shocking and appalling is that those people who ought to be there protecting the local population have actually become perpetrators,” said Steve Crawshaw, the director of Human Rights Watch.

By now you’re maybe thinking, “Hmm. I must have been on holiday the week the papers ran all those stories about ‘The Shaming of the UN.'”

[WARNING: To read this story, you might need to register with the Jerusalem Post—and it’s probably run by… The Joooos!]

While we’re on the subject of balance and human rights abuses, you might want to scan this at Normenghast.