Kudos to the Chinese government for floating an idea that makes perfect sense -- invite the Dalai Lama to the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics.
The Dalai's presence in the Olympic Stadium would go a long way to easing the tension that has developed over the past two months. Sure, there will be those critics who will accuse the Dalai of selling out. They would be wrong to make such an argument. To make peace one has to take the steps to achieve it.
The Chinese took their step with the potential invitation; the Dalai would take his by accepting it.