Here are the Georgian sharpshooter and the Russian sharpshooter, embracing after winning medals in the Olympics as their countries were teetering on the brink of war. You can tell which camp people are in by whether they react by saying, "Olympic athletes demonstrate how countries should behave" or by saying, "Here's an Olympic illusion to enjoy while the real world is in flames."
You probably don't have to guess which camp I'm in.
During the original Olympic Games, a truce was observed, and runners were sent to participating cities to announce it; armies were forbidden from entering Olympia, wars were suspended, and legal disputes and the use of the death penalty were forbidden. None of that these days, but President Bush apparently gave Valdimir Putin a piece of his mind at the Olympics in Beijing. Guess that looking into his eyes and seeing deep into his soul thing is over.