Under obvious pressure from Chinese authorities, the Nepalese government has given the security forces guarding their side of Mount Everest free reign in dealing with any protests.
If this keeps up, China may wrest the coveted Most Unloved Nation crown from the US. The Tibet demonstrations, the Olympic Torch protest, the Zimbabwe arms shipment, China has been receiving a lot of unfavorable attention lately, most of it quite justified. They appear as pigheaded and contemptuous of world opinion as the White House..
If Bush wants the crown back, he’ll need to do something spectacular, like attack Iran.