Ok, I'm a little fired up about something...I hate sports...but I love the Olympics (well, some events anyway). I love the idea of them a lot! In my recent admittance that I cry over weird things...the Olympics do it for me. It's so amazing to see these people who have trained for years obtain their goals...it just gets me...probably because I don't have any goals that I would EVER work that hard for...EVER.
Here's why I'm pissed...the International Olympic Committee has banned Iraq. I DO NOT think that ANY country should be banned from the Olympics...EVER! I am also pretty ticked that people are using this event for political demonstration (which is essentially what this ban amounts to) in that people are calling for us to boycott because they are being held in China. I certainly don't agree with the politics of their nation but again, I say...the Olympics should NOT be political. I realize I have limited knowledge on this...I hardly EVER watch the news anymore since moving to Hawaii...it's like the rest of the world doesn't exist sometimes...but that's my two cents on this one.