Monks Getting Funky In the Mountains

BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | China’s quandary over Tibet’s future

It is still unclear what impact the crisis in Tibet will have on the prospect of talks between the Dalai Lama and China’s leaders.

What is clear, though, is that the options are changing. Many Tibetans are deeply frustrated. After decades of waiting, they see little sign of progress.

I love now the monks are planning on using the Olympics to piss off the Chinese.  Anything that pisses off the Chinese is good, although the Chinese do make excellent pirates.

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Yon Bush Stuck in Infinite Victory Loop

Bush to hail prospect of Iraq “strategic victory” – Yahoo! News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President George W. Bush will acknowledge on Wednesday the Iraq war has been fought at a high cost but will insist a U.S. troop buildup has opened the door to a “major strategic victory” against Islamic militants.

“The successes we are seeing in Iraq are undeniable,” Bush will say in an upbeat assessment of the U.S.-led campaign in a speech marking the fifth anniversary of the war, according to excerpts released on Tuesday.

With less than 11 months left in office and his approval ratings near the lows of his presidency, Bush is trying to shore up support for the unpopular war, which has damaged U.S. credibility abroad and is sure to define his legacy.

Hmmm, how can we encapsulate this one….

Worst Pretzeldent Ever

In straight robot: “Does not compute.  Does not compute.”