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President Bush Should be Applauded for Slamming Beijing on Eve of 2008 Olympic Games ^ | 8-7-2008 | Robert Vance

Posted on 08/07/2008 8:07:50 PM PDT by robertvance

These strong words coupled with President Bush’s visit to Beijing send a powerful message to the CCP and to the rest of the world; President Bush and the United States will participate in the 2008 Oympic Games but they refuse to ignore the dire human rights crisis that is taking place in China. President Bush is not attending the Olympics to appease Beijing; he is attending so that he can have one last opportunity to pressure Chinese president Hu JinTao, who unlike President Bush, still has a few years left in office. While President Bush and President Hu have had a cordial relationship, Mr. Bush has never been afraid to criticize China on its human rights record. Human rights activists who were angry about President Bush’s plan to attend the Olympics can now be assured that Mr. Bush is making every moment of his trip to Asia count...

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008olympics; bushvisit; ccp; china; foreignpolice; olympics; praise; presidentbush; redchina
I am very proud of President Bush's frankness on human rights on the eve of the Olympics. Hopefully, the message will get through to Beijing...
1 posted on 08/07/2008 8:07:51 PM PDT by robertvance
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To: robertvance

Wow! Where was this over the last 8 years? Wait, this is the president that liberated two nations. Nevermind.

I can think of 10,000 reasons to not like Bush, but I share none of them with the MSM nor Liberals.

2 posted on 08/07/2008 8:11:54 PM PDT by villagerjoel (Unfortunately, Mr Worsley's crab will not be displayed in any museum. A friend has eaten it.)
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To: robertvance

words are one thing tariffs or getting those damned arm shipments to Taiwan is quite another.

3 posted on 08/07/2008 8:26:06 PM PDT by utherdoul
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4 posted on 08/07/2008 8:57:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ( hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: robertvance

To make me proud, he needs to snub meeting the Chinese dictators, get back on Air Force 1, and show up in the oval office with a proclamation calling Congress back into session for the sole and specific purpose of dealing with the domestic energy production crisis.

He should announce a “State of the Union” message - with a demand for all-network coverage - and excoriate Congress for their obfuscation and obstructionism while America suffers under its result. And he should DEMAND an up-or-down vote on drilling for American oil wherever American oil can be found.

And finally, he should inform Congress that if they fail to vote and attempt to leave Washington, he will recall them - daily if necessary - right up until the day their replacements are sworn in. That might put a crimp in their campaigns!

His “New Tone” has been an utter failure. Forbearance has been interpreted as ignorance, and soft responses as weakness. The President’s enemies - not “opponents” or “adversaries”, both of which imply some level of honorable behavior - attack with impunity, hurling frightful accusations and insults with the sure knowledge that there will be no response. In fact, the President’s approval ratings are at record lows, with only Congress itself viewed less favorably, and impeachment hearings are already in process.

What else are they going to do? America needs this, and President Bush needs to find the courage to make it happen.

5 posted on 08/07/2008 9:20:47 PM PDT by MainFrame65 (The US Senate: World's greatest PREVARICATIVE body!)
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6 posted on 08/07/2008 10:32:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ( hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: villagerjoel
No matter our relationship with China; and what a heinous Government China's citizens must abide; our citizen athletes are their on 'our' behalf; for our collective pride/pleasure; there is an altruism here; along with personal desire; that move our athletes to compete on the world stage. If THEY show up; if they carry our 'Flag' - one that speaks to Democracy and Freedom; then our President needs to be there on 'their' behalf - and ours - as well, when they formally begin the Games.)

The idea that Bush should not attend; seems to overlook the fact by his not attending, it is first, our athletes that are being insulted; and by extension, the insult comes back to all of America.

Oh NOW, I get it! 'My bad' here for struggling to understand what is it about China, the Left finds worth protesting - given that the Left's own ideology is simpatico; consistent, with the totalitarian ideals shared by other 'Dear Leaders' around the world; including China. After all, was it not the Socialist World Community, by and large, that ordained - and so voted - that China deserved to host the Games?

(What about China escaped their attention, when this decision was made; that now has them demanding that Bush should not attend opening ceremonies?)

Convolutions of logic straighten out here; if we view this as just another way/opportunity for an American President to be mocked publicly on a 'world stage' - before the world community at-large and for America to get some spit in 'her eye' as well.

OTOH. . .I could be wrong here.

7 posted on 08/07/2008 10:36:44 PM PDT by cricket (Damn Political Correctness; before it damns us all. . .)
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To: cricket

I won’t be watching one second of these games. It’s a pox on humanity to hold them in a nation like China. It’s embarrassing to be a human on this planet, when it’s leaders get something this wrong.

We should all hang our heads in shame.

5,000 people were machine gunned and run over by tanks not far from the Olympic grounds, around 20 years ago. Their crime, erecting a replica of our Statue of Liberty, and not hiding under their beds at home like good little commies.

I haven’t forgotten them, so I can have a swell time over the next two weeks watching our citizens participate in a global sham.

I know it sounds like I’m faulting you. I don’t mean to even if the wording sounds like I’m speaking to you or anyone else who would watch or participate. I just can’t do it.

I’m angry about the situation, and this is how I express that. You take care.

8 posted on 08/08/2008 12:06:53 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (We're a non Soros non lefitst supporting maverick Gang of 2, who won't be voting for McCain.)
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To: cricket
Am sympathetic to your views here; the only ground I take here lies beyond our Country's decision to participate in what can easily be seen as a 'sham' by many measures and manipulations; but yet, all underscored by the desire to compete on what is an 'idealized world field'. . .and if only for a moment, to have that perception be made a reality.

My point is only that IF we are particpating - irrespective of politcal geopgraphy; and our athletes are there, competing under 'our Flag'; then their/our President, should be there to welcome theme; more importantly, SUPPORT them, as the 'Games begin'.

We are surely free, as private citizens to not watch. And whether 'the politics of the day'; or just more televised options; more are choosing not to.

(My real question here, goes again; at least first, to Nancy Pelosi; 'what about China do you take issue with; that had you demanding that our President not attend 'opening ceremonies'; GIVEN your own, ideological preferences and the world 'Leadership' you count as your friends. . .and your demanding that Bush should 'try and get along' - 'make nice'; rather than alienating this 'community' of world leadership? Now here is another BIG sham, for sure. . .)

9 posted on 08/08/2008 7:13:05 AM PDT by cricket (Damn Political Correctness; before it damns us all. . .)
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