Hadley: Skipping Olympic opening ceremonies is`cop-out'

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    I actually agree with the logic here. Not that i think the "quiet diplomacy" will ever amount to anything, but have come to the conclusion that IMO, the Olympics is not the appropriate time nor place to address political issues.
     
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    The Olympics is the one time when all participating nations, whether specific ones are at odds with each other or not, are politically neutral and otherwise friendly.

    To me, it's like experiencing "world peace" for 2 weeks.
     
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    World peace isn't "everyone stops arguing with each other". Who cares who argues. What matters is the massacres that go on around the globe. And they don't stop for the Olympics.

    Peoples lives are more important than your silly feel good symbolism.
     
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    Minus the speaking to you from on high part, it pains me greatly to agree with Larkinn, but IMO, the Olympics are a sham, and plenty of politics have been played during the games, both in and out of them.

    I really don't see the point to participating in them at all.
     

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