Tuesday, October 06, 2009

obama keeping in form: disses Dalai Llama for China

The Obama administration once again is seen pandering to thuggish violators of human rights
October 06, 2009
Ralph Alter
"American officials told Tibetan representatives that "this president is not interested in symbolism or photo ops but in deliverables," the Asian diplomat said. "He wants something to come out of his efforts over Tibet, rather than just checking a box." (Washington Post)
Not interested in photo ops? One might say Obama has prepared himself to do little else.
Regardless of the underlying reasoning, the Obama administration once again is seen pandering to thuggish violators of human rights as the peripatetic, jet-setting Apologist-in-Chief can't seem to find time to meet with one of the world's most deeply spiritual beings.
Obama, whose spirituality was nurtured under the guidance of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright for over 20 years, is said to be attempting to palliate the rulers of Communist China:
"The U.S. decision to postpone the meeting appears to be part of a strategy to improve ties with China that also includes soft-pedaling criticism of China's human rights and financial policies as well as backing efforts to elevate China's position in international institutions, such as the International Monetary Fund. Obama administration officials have termed the new policy ‘strategic reassurance,' which entails the U.S. government taking steps to convince China that it is not out to contain the emerging Asian power."
This despite what one might expect to be a formidable portion of the President's leftist base inclined toward the Free Tibet Campaign.
This popular movement:
"stands for the rights of Tibetans to determine their own future and campaigns for an end to the Chinese occupation of Tibet and for the fundamental human rights of Tibetans to be respected."



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