April 2, 2008

BEAT THEM TO THE PUNCH, MAVERICK:

Obama Says He's Conflicted on Olympics (AP, 4/02/08)

Sen. Barack Obama said he is conflicted about whether the U.S. should be a full participant in this summer's Olympics in Beijing because of China's human rights record.

"I am of two minds about this," the Democratic presidential hopeful said in an interview aired Wednesday on CBS' "The Early Show." "On the one hand, I think that what has happened in Tibet, China's support for the Sudanese government in Darfur, is a real problem."

Still, Obama said, "I am hesitant to make the Olympics a site of political protest because I think it's partly about bringing the world together."


It's an issue that would help John McCain on the Right and show he's serious about pitting the democracies against totalitarianism.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 2, 2008 8:02 AM
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