"And by the way, as you know, I'm the first president ever to have stood up publicly with the Dalai Lama, and told President Hu Jintao I was going to. And he wasn't that pleased about it, but nevertheless, I said I believe in a religious freedom, Mr. President."
At a news conference during last week's G-8 summit in Japan, President Bush explained why he's attending the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Games.
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