Thursday, March 6, 2008

Once in a while they get things right...

Kudos to Republican Frank Wolf of North Carolina, for urging our President to skip the Olympics in Beijing due to the Chinese government's continuing abetting of the Sudanese genocide in Darfur.

Unfortunately, I can't find the letter itself even on the Congressman's website, and am reduced to pointing you to an AP article that rephrases the important points. At base though, Wolf is saying that the fact that China is the Sudan's most important business partner makes them morally complicit in the massacre in Darfur. Experienced moron John Negroponte responded that "there is no greater spokesman for human rights in the world than our president."

As much as I love the pageantry and idealism of the Olympics (and detest the commercialism), no track meet is sparkling enough to excuse any endorsement of a government that is accessory to mass murder.

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