The Corner

Winter Olympics in Pyongyang

Jonah: That suggestion about Gaddafi’s motivation is very

thought-provoking–especially when you put it together with the possibility

that the ChiComs are on their best behavior so as not to cause any problems

for the 2008 Olympic Games in Peking. Perhaps other dictators could be

bribed with sporting events. North Korea has sensational mountains, and

lots of snow–ideal for a Winter Olympics. Or how about a Baseball World

Series in Havana? World figure-skating championships in Tehran? Masters in

Damascus? Etc. etc. Just a thought.