Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Dalai Who?

President Bush and the Dalai Lama
at the Congressional Gold Medal ceremony
October 17, 2007

President Obama is putting human rights way down on the presidential priority list.

Though Congress has cleared its schedule to meet with the Dalai Lama and give him the Lantos Human Rights Prize, President Obama seems intent on avoiding the Dalai Lama for fear of offending China.

The Washington Examiner reports that Obama will be the first American president not to meet with the Dalai Lama since 1991. Almost two decades of presidential concern for human rights violations ignored.

Change, indeed.

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