Friday, May 02, 2008
Sarkozy's Olympic card played?
French president Nicolas Sarkozy had made his attendance at the Beijing games conditional on the start of an official dialogue; will this suffice? And, of course, starting a dialogue is no guarantee of any solution. Starting talks is not the same as reaching a settlement that would be acceptable both to China and the Tibetans.
But would this give him sufficient cover to say he has made a stand on human rights-something he'd promised to do as a presidential candidate, with limiting the damage done to Franco-Chinese ties over the past few months?
When is NATO going to start bombing Tel Aviv?