"It would be a "cop-out" for countries to skip the opening ceremonies at the Beijing Olympics as a way of protesting China's crackdown in Tibet, President Bush's national security adviser said Sunday. The kind of "quiet diplomacy" that the U.S. is practicing is a better way to send a message to China's leaders rather than "frontal confrontation," Stephen Hadley said."
Maybe you should have tried that in Iraq, dumbass.
One might argue "it would never have worked in Iraq." Maybe, but does anyone seriously believe that "quiet diplomacy" is going to bring China to its senses over Tibet?
All this demonstrates is that Bush's rhetoric about standing with those who cherish freedom is precisely that.