Here is a video that is very popular in Youtube "showing" some of the French atroceties during its colonial days. The video is in Turkish so my guess would be that somebody posted to make the point that France has no lessons to give Turkey on genocide and on Human Rights. President Chirac has said to become a member of the European Union, Turkey must recognize the Armenian genocide. There a bill in the French parliamnent proposed by the Socialist party (the minority party) that would made it a crime to deny the Armenian genocide. The video is graphic and I need to more about it to offer an opinion on its content. However, I think that its content doesn't change my conviction that laws should not dictate history and that it is wrong for a country to evade its responsibility for something that happened by arguing that all countries do the same thing and worse and that therefore denying history or at least refusing to acknowledge its dark spots is never acceptable.