Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Obama Asks Bush to Boycott Bejing

Barack Obama joined Democratic presidential rival Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday in calling for President Bush to boycott the opening ceremonies for the Olympic Games in Beijing.

Activists are urging world leaders to stay away from the ceremonies to underscore concerns about China's human rights record, its handling of recent unrest in Tibet and its relationship with Sudan.

Obama said a boycott "should be firmly on the table," but that a decision should be made closer to the Games. I feel that China should not have the Olympics, however they did win it fair and square in the vote. China wants a genocide of Tibet. How can an event that is suppose to promote global unity be held in a country that is denying people of their rights. The brutal oppression seems to be approved of by the Western World if we do not step in and take a stance

Source: Yahoo News

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