Stop the WordPresses! A positive story on Hillary Clinton on Plunderbund. I gotta do it. I totally agree with her here:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton urged President George W. Bush on Monday to boycott the Beijing Olympics opening ceremonies this summer unless China improves human rights.
The problem, of course, is that we are essentially mortgaged as a country to China at this point. They’ve financed our ability to give tax cuts to the rich during a war. They hold the paper. We’ve not got much leverage. Bush basically has to go…and smile.
I also disagree with Obama on this in that we “shouldn’t politicize the Olympics because it is about bringing us together“. That’s all well and good, but when you have a participant who is not playing along nicely…you stop playing nice and you start forcing them to listen. The Olympics and the world stage is the perfect place to do this.