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Lately and the Olympics now because of Russia's behavior in Georgia.
There is now a serious movement to strip process of the Winter Olympics and -- -- until 2014.
My next guest represented Jim Gerlach of Pennsylvania is one of the five members of congress in favor this.
He joins me to explain -- and isn't just this kind of thing shooting the athletes.
Well I think right now with what Russia is done we need to start.
Really using all of the leverage that may be out there to try to get them to change behaviors and I think we're.
Now getting into what might be an extended chess game with Russia and we have to use the pieces that are available to us -- And the 2014 Winter Olympics happens to be one of those but I -- such a law.
Well I'd write more about it and I don't have to do -- -- have been such a long way if I could see in 1980 when Jimmy Carter had a responded at the time to the Afghanistan invasion and and there was this anti Soviet -- building up and it was that year that moment that time and he said that that.
And then of course -- years later tit -- -- on the part of -- is but this is an event.
That like I say six years off than anything and everything can happen that you really want to be throwing absolutely -- Well I think all that's being talked about right now at least -- congress is a resolution asking the international Olympic committee to look at the issue.
You know let's think about the fact that Russia invaded Georgia during this Olympics.
And if there's anything that does not demonstrate upholding the Olympic ideals it's invading another democratically elected.
A country and governments that during the Olympics so I think it has to be just one piece that's discussed.
The six years is a long time a lot of things can happen to resolve all this -- and never come to fruition but it has to be one of the pieces that discuss -- this overall chess match.
That's now being entered into with Russia.
NATO countries in the United States well besides -- news.
45 others who entertain the same views as you anyone else or is this like you know.
Well political there there may be a lot more folks that are going to be interested in this resolution bear in mind this is only come about in the last few weeks and the congress has been out of session and so nobody's in Washington really to sign on to legislation and get behind legislation so.
We anticipate after folks get back to Washington after Labor Day.
That -- be an interest in this issue again depending on what Russia does between now and then to demonstrate that it's gonna withdraw from Georgia.
And hopefully come back into.
Into compliance with what peaceful and nations do to resolve their conflicts congressman thank you very much -- -- -- thanks for having me appreciate very much -- well how --
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