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WLOX Editorial: Made in China?

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What were they thinking? That's the question we ask of the U.S. Olympic Committee that allowed the American Olympic team wardrobe to be manufactured in China.

So in just a few days in London we will have the best of our athletes taking part in the opening ceremonies looking sharp in their red, white and blue outfits.  But if you read the tags on where the garments were made, they will say China.

The Olympics are a chance for all nations to have pride in their counties and their athletes. It should also be an opportunity for our manufacturers to show the world that the United States produces quality clothing and other goods.

In fact one of the top designers in our country says there is no reason the clothing could not have been made in America with better quality and even a lower price.

One U.S. senator says he thinks the garments that were made in China should be gathered up in a pile and burned.

We are not sure if there is time enough in the next week to manufacture new clothing for Team USA. We certainly hope the American flags the athletes will be carrying are made in America.

This Olympic travesty should be a wake up call for all of us who believe in America and the American workforce.

That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to editorials@wlox.com, or post your comments below.

David Vincent
WLOX-TV General Manager

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