Monday, April 07, 2008
The words of Olympian Stephane Diagana, one of the torchbearers for the 2008 Olympic torch as it was carried through the streets of Paris. It was apparently more of a daylong scuffle, as protesters of China's violent abuse of freedom-minded Tibetans impeded the progress of the parade and tried to make the point that China's hypocrisy in this matter merited a serious re-thinking of how the world's nations will approach their participation in this summer's Games. Now we're beginning to hear Olympic movement officials speak about their hesitations--at least those concerning the long procession of the Torch around the world. All of this encourages the Tibetans and confounds and embarrasses the Chinese tyrants.