Politics and morality, sometimes makes for strange bedfellows. And I just came up with the most unlikely example; the first female Speaker of the House, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). I commend her for using her power to publicly advocate for President Bush to boycott the opening ceremony at the Olympics in China:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi does not want the U.S. to boycott the Beijing Olympics, but she says that President George W. Bush should consider skipping the opening ceremony.
"I think boycotting the opening ceremony, which really gives respect to the Chinese government, is something that should be kept on the table," Pelosi, D-Calif., told "Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts in an interview airing Tuesday.
In a recent trip to Dharmasala, India, home of the Dalai Lama's displaced Tibetan government, Pelosi said, "If freedom-loving people don't speak out against China's oppression of people in Tibet, we have lost all moral authority to speak out against any oppressed people."
China has been oppressing and suppressing the Tibetans for over 50 years; aside from the actor Richard Gere very few seem to care. Maybe the Olympics should be boycotted because of this. Most of the left, while making martyrs out of professional terrorist victims, the Arabs, have ignored the real tragic plight of the people of Tibet.
Could it be because the oppressors are their fellow leftists?