Ask the Dalai Lama

As the farcical torch relay reaches India, and Western political leaders fret over whether to boycott the Beijing Games, Adrian Hamilton has a cheeky route out of the impasse:

I have a suggestion for breaking out of the impasse over the issue of Tibet and the Olympics. It is for the West to make the Dalai Lama the arbiter of whether we should attend the opening ceremonies or not.

Did I mention I’d met the Dalai Lama. I did? Oh, well, sorry to have troubled you.

2 Replies to “Ask the Dalai Lama”

  1. Yes. I don’t think the Dalai Llama would express an opinion though. He is above such things. And he knows that people must take responsibilty for their own choices and consciences.

  2. I disagree. He’s certainly not ‘above’ expressing an opinion or getting involved in politics. He has been speaking out against China for years, and has a very clear, partisan stance on the matter.

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