link This is the same Government known for boiling alive political opponents. As usual, allowing US bases and being friendly to the US is far more important than human rights issues or democracy. It's this sort of thing which shows the US has no real interest in these issues and that they are just used as excuses for Power/Money/Resource grabs. Expect the Sudan to be next on the US invasion list, with humanitarian aid etc being the excuse to get control of the Sudan's oil and gas reserves. Anyone who checks out the Fox News website will have seen that they are priming the US public (on behalf of the Republicans/Oil Companies) for a Sudan invasion, based on humanitarian issues.