For the first time since 1991, the Dalai Lama will not be invited to see the president on his visit to Washington. Even the WaPo gets it right, although with perhaps unintended sarcasm:
In an attempt to gain favor with China, the United States pressured Tibetan representatives to postpone a meeting between the Dalai Lama and President Obama until after Obama’s summit with his Chinese counterpart, Hu Jintao, scheduled for next month… (emphasis added)
“[A]n attempt to gain favor with China.” Do tell. Suck up is more like it, and the Obamatons continue in their attempt to appease our enemies and spit in the face of our friends.
We have important ties with China, and we should never gratuitously insult them. On the other hand, we used to have important ties with freedom, as well. It used to be our core value, but then we elected a community organizer from Chicago as president. Unfortunately, the do-over is not for three years. In the meantime our Kenyan-Indonesian-Chicago president will continue to suck up to tyranny. It’s what he does best.
We should celebrate the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan cause for independence. We don’t, because it is inconvenient. It’s sometimes soooo hard to stand up for what is right. Oh, and let’s not forget all those “Free Tibet” feel-good bumper stickers on Volvos, Subarus, and Prius cars, mostly driven by right-thinking, meaning lefty, liberals. Who doubtless think Obama’s feces doesn’t stink.
Oh, and what do the Obamatons call appeasement these days? From the WaPo,
“Strategic reassurance,” which entails the U.S. government taking steps to convince China that it is not out to contain the emerging Asian power.
Yes, wouldn’t want to upset the government that has killed tens of millions of its citizens and to this day is committing gendercide against female babies.
Lefties bleat about “speaking truth to power.” Fine. How about we speak truth to the Chinese dictators and welcome the Dalai Lama whenever he comes to town? If we don’t Obama remains a coward in the eyes of those who want freedom, and servile in the eyes of the Chinese dictators.