Xan Rice, the Guardian's East African Correspondent ended the story about EU's war crimes probe with this:
Strong support from the US for Ethiopia's incursion is another potential obstacle to investigation. But the expert and another regional analyst said it was time the international community spoke out against abuses. "When the Sudan government bombs villages in Darfur, it's called genocide," the second analyst said. "But when the Ethiopians bomb civilian areas...nothing is said. Is it because this is perceived to be part of the war on terror?"
This probe and what he has done at home will make Meles cling to power even more. He knows there is a significant chance of ending up before one court or another if and when he retires. Staying in power is a security against that. Power is no more lust for him. It is a means of survival - man's basic instinct.