Passport rightly skewers China for claiming it wants the Beijing Games to remain above the political fray and then allowing a high-ranking party official to say this, as the torch was carried through Tibet:
“The sky above Tibet will never change. The red five-star flag will always fly above this land. We can definitely smash the separatist plot of the Dalai Lama clique completely.”
Sounds suspiciously like politicizing the Olympics.