Friday, August 08, 2008

Jia You! Zhong Guo!

What an opening ceremony over in Beijing. Suddenly human rights issues, freeing Tibet and tackling tyranny just don't seem important and Tiananmen Square, well, there's no reason to keep bringing that up, eh? - not when I've watched loads of people circumnavigating a globe via the miracle of invisible wires and drummers lighting up tables. That's the stuff, China! Now go win more gold medals than the US of A and show them who's boss!

"Ultimately, only China can decide what course it will follow. America and our partners are realistic, and we're prepared for any possibility," said Dubya Bush yesterday. Which to me sounds a bit antagonistic. But, of course, George is only thinking of the people, as he has done before in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia and his homeland... "We press for openness and justice not to impose our beliefs, but to allow the Chinese people to express theirs." And to buy McDonald's, obviously.

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