Wednesday, April 09, 2008

leave the olympics alone

OK. I think China has a terrible record for human rights. Of course, I don't think we've been stellar in recent years either. That said, the Olympics are a chance for the world to get together, not for politics, but for sport. The world needs more events like this, more opportunities to unite, to see what we have in common, not what separates us.

So let it alone. We can protest China's behavior another way. We can put political pressure to bear without touching the Olympics. Let the world athletes who have struggled and trained for this event have their chance to perform on a world stage.

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