A reader writes:

The heads of state of all four nations that were in consideration to host the 2016 Olympics went to Copenhagen: the President of Brazil, the Prime Minister of Japan, the entire Royal Family of Spain, and the President of the United States. The trip may indeed have been a mistake on Obama's part. But do you honestly believe that, if Obama had not gone, the same people who celebrated Chicago's loss and branded Obama with the failure would not instead be bemoaning Chicago's loss and branding Obama with the failure to promote America's interests abroad?

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