The British medical journal Lancet reported that the US-led unprovoked 2003 bombing, invasion and military take-over of Iraq-which NATO officially joined in 2004 in a 'training' capacity-had resulted in over 665,000 civilian deaths by 2006, and 200,000 in the UN-authorized, 1991 Desert Storm massacre led primarily by the US with several NATO allies. No cries for accountability, no Resolutions, no fact-finding missions and no Pillai statements. That is to be expected. We would all honor fair play. That however is lacking in Sri Lanka's case.