April 10, 2008

NOW, WHAT W OUGHT TO DO...:

McCain urges Bush to consider boycotting Olympic opening ceremony: The Arizona senator joins Clinton, Obama in favoring action to press China on Tibetan rights, violence in Darfur. (Johanna Neuman, 4/10/08, Los Angeles Times)

Republican John McCain today called on President Bush to reconsider his decision to attend opening ceremonies at the Beijing Olympics, making it unanimous among the three candidates for president.

"If Chinese policies and practices do not change, I would not attend the opening ceremonies," said the Arizona senator, who has clinched the GOP nomination for president. "It does no service to the Chinese government, and certainly no service to the people of China, for the United States and other democracies to pretend that the suppression of rights in China does not concern us. It does, will and must concern us."


...is invite all three and Nancy Pelosi to the Rose Garden to announce the boycott.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 10, 2008 3:03 PM
Comments

Bingo! This is a win-win-win. If it puts pressure on the Chinese government, it's good for everybody, especially Chinese citizens (including Tibetans).

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Posted by: Tom Paine at April 11, 2008 12:04 AM
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