March 19, 2008

AN OPPORTUNITY FOR MAVERICK TO STEAL A LONG MARCH:

Debate Intensifies on Boycott of Beijing Olympics Over Tibet Crackdown (VOA News, 18 March 2008)

A proposal to boycott the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics has gained support following reports of China's response to Tibetan protests. [...]

Earlier Tuesday, president of the European Parliament Hans-Gert Poettering encouraged political leaders to consider boycotting the opening ceremonies if the violence in Tibet continues.

An international media rights group, Reporters Without Borders, also is urging political officials to boycott the ceremony. The Paris-based group accused China of breaking the promises it made when it was chosen to host the Summer Games.

In Washington, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Christensen told lawmakers the United States is not threatening a boycott. The official said the Olympics are an opportunity for China to show progress on human rights and other matters.


This one's a gimme for John McCain. Humiliating China not only accords with the global crusade but would serve him well with Evangelicals.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 19, 2008 9:39 AM
Comments

You are correct. Why even now, McCain must be at some gathering of high level financiers, asking for permission.

Posted by: Bruno at March 19, 2008 3:36 PM
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