Hillary calls for an Olympics boycott?
April 7, 2008 11 Comments
EXCLUSIVE 4/7/08 11:22:13 ET: HILLARY CALLS ON BUSH TO BOYCOTT OLYMPICS OPENING... DEVELOPING...
ABC News notes:
… Clinton’s call for a boycott specifically cites China’s reaction to recent violence in Tibet and inaction in Darfur.
“The violent clashes in Tibet and the failure of the Chinese government to use its full leverage with Sudan to stop the genocide in Darfur are opportunities for Presidential leadership,” Clinton said in a written statement.
“These events underscore why I believe the Bush administration has been wrong to downplay human rights in its policy towards China. At this time, and in light of recent events, I believe President Bush should not plan on attending the opening ceremonies in Beijing, absent major changes by the Chinese government.”
… Clinton did not call for an outright boycott of the Olympics in general, targeting only the Opening Ceremony.