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Bush: Olympic boycott would insult Chinese
CNN ^ | July 6 2008

Posted on 07/06/2008 6:17:46 AM PDT by DemonDeac

"President Bush on Sunday defended his decision to attend next month's Olympics opening ceremony in Beijing, saying that to boycott "would be an affront to the Chinese people.""

"Speaking to reporters ahead of this week's summit of the Group of Eight industrialized nations in Japan, Bush said he did not need to skip the ceremony to show his position on religious freedom and human rights in China. "

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2008olympics; boycottchina; boycottolympics; china; geopolitics; olympics
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We couldn't insult the chicoms could we?
1 posted on 07/06/2008 6:17:46 AM PDT by DemonDeac
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To: DemonDeac

Right.


2 posted on 07/06/2008 6:19:30 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: DemonDeac
We couldn't insult the chicoms could we?

No, they might do something like poison our pets and kids.

3 posted on 07/06/2008 6:20:55 AM PDT by Dahoser (America's great untapped alternative energy source: The Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: DemonDeac
..."would be an affront to the Chinese people."

What an a$$.

4 posted on 07/06/2008 6:21:30 AM PDT by realdifferent1 ( I'll think of something...)
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To: DemonDeac

Bush refuses to insult the Democrats. No difference here.


5 posted on 07/06/2008 6:21:56 AM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Just a bitter South Carolinian clinging to my religion and guns.)
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To: DemonDeac

> saying that to boycott “would be an affront to the Chinese people.”

So?

And since when is telling the truth an “insult”?

It is physically impossible to insult the ChiComs.


6 posted on 07/06/2008 6:22:25 AM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: DemonDeac

And the Chinese Communists’ persecution of Christians is an affront to U.S. Christians, Mr. President. I guess we can see which group merits your consideration.


7 posted on 07/06/2008 6:22:44 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: DemonDeac

I agree with his position.


8 posted on 07/06/2008 6:22:55 AM PDT by Eurale
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To: DemonDeac

i’ve been around a lot of chinese immigrants all of my life.

they’re hard-working.

i expect china to transcend the same road as other industrialized nations

and hopefully someday they will have more freedom.

in this context i don’t think using their opportunity for world attention to protest makes sense, nor is would it be productive.

so, i agree with the president.


9 posted on 07/06/2008 6:23:46 AM PDT by ken21 ( people die + you never hear from them again.)
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To: Dahoser

Hey,leave the Chinese alone! I may need a new liver,someday!


10 posted on 07/06/2008 6:26:38 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus (( commander of the simian host))
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To: DemonDeac

Boycotting Olympics is a waste of time. It accomplishes nothing. Besides, the Chinese appreciate Capitalism more than the DNC does anyway.

Pray for W and Our Troops


11 posted on 07/06/2008 6:26:44 AM PDT by bray (Drill Congress!!!)
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To: Dahoser; All
"No, they might do something like poison our pets and kids."

Fortune Cookie

12 posted on 07/06/2008 6:28:26 AM PDT by musicman
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Do our Presidents usually attend Olympic Game opening ceremonies? I do not recall this being some sort of tradition.

ML/NJ

13 posted on 07/06/2008 6:30:34 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: musicman

Shhhhh... There are no fortune cookies in China. They were invented in America.


14 posted on 07/06/2008 6:31:05 AM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: DemonDeac
BTW, I won't be able to attend. I hope the ChiComs won't be offended.

ML/NJ

15 posted on 07/06/2008 6:32:16 AM PDT by ml/nj
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Do our Presidents usually attend Olympic Game opening ceremonies?

Only when they want to suck up.

16 posted on 07/06/2008 6:33:40 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: DemonDeac

Bush rejection of Carteresque diplomacy. Oh yes, quite the blunder. No doubt boycotting the Olympics would bring the Chicoms to their knees just as it did the Soviets...snicker. Well those that can’t do... issue pointless insults. If it feels good, do it.


17 posted on 07/06/2008 6:37:17 AM PDT by rhombus
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We couldn't insult the chicoms could we?

This is about the Olympics ... not using the Olympic venue to make a point, one that is totally removed from the spirit of the Olympics. Good move by GWB.

18 posted on 07/06/2008 6:37:48 AM PDT by BluH2o
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To: DemonDeac

I think it would be more of an insult to our own athletes. The guys/gals have trained hard for an opportunity that comes only comes around every four years. They may not even make the team next time. Besides, politics are supposed to be pushed aside for the Olympics.


19 posted on 07/06/2008 6:38:35 AM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: DemonDeac

I think the Olympics in China is turning out to be a very positive event.

At the very least, China’s polution problem has been highlighted in a very embassassing way.

Their spying has been highlighted.

Tibet has been highlighted.


20 posted on 07/06/2008 6:42:20 AM PDT by DannyTN
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