Friday, May 02, 2008

Sarkozy's Olympic card played?

It appears that China and representatives of the Dalai Lama are set to begin talks.

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?

Why does not Sarkozy pick on Israel and her treatment and imprisonment of the Palestinians?

When is NATO going to start bombing Tel Aviv?
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