Skip to comments.An ugly day of american diplomacy
Posted on 05/03/2012 6:25:25 PM PDT by Coleus
The State Department painted it as an elegant way out of a ballooning crisis involving Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng but by days end, it looked like a disgraceful performance by US diplomats.
Initial reports had Chen so pleased by the deal that he told Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, I want to kiss you.
The agreement Clinton negotiated with Beijing yesterday supposedly allowed Cheng to stay in China and get medical attention, with the authorities guaranteeing his future safety.
But things started unraveling just hours after the compromise was inked. First, while State claims Chen never wanted to leave China, the dissident said he and his family would rather leave. And it looks like he was all but forced out of the US embassy, where hed sought asylum.
A quick recap: Chen, a blind man, is a fierce critic of Beijings one child policy; hes led lawsuits about the forced abortions and sterilizations it has produced. That activism landed him in jail for seven years, followed by constant harassment of him, his family and allies.
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Ubama and Hillary both envy the Butchers of Beijing.
WTF foreign policy in action...nobama and his ilk identify with the tyranical bejing regime.
I am so FURIOUS AND SADDENED I can’t even speak!
The incompetency of this admin is BEYOND mind boggling.
I hope and pray they DO get Chen and his family out!
If not, I hope that this burns obama again and again and is THE thing that destroys his re-election dreams!
*”husband” was my original Freudian slip. It just looks right, so I left it.
Nonsense, it was a GUTSY CALL.
Another Obama stimulus product made in the USA.
Has there ever been a more contemptible administration?
Obama, Clinton and the U.S. Ambassador to China threw Chen to the wolves. The U.S. Ambassador should be fired, investigations should begin immediately.
The Congressional Committee Today - Rep. Frank Wolf on C-Span said that `the State Dept in Bejing has none of the same interests as the American people.``
I hope so, too - BHO/HRC should be ashamed. We’ll see how the LSM tries to ignore/cover up this fiasco.
By Monday, Chen and his family would never have existed and no one will ever hear about it again.
Not in our lifetime, but the Libs would disagree, of course.
All in the family.
Her husband threw Elian to the wolves.
Those Clinton’s are real humanitarians.
It's time America got used to it's new political philosophy. You can read how it works in a little red book coming soon to a school near you.
What experience and history teach is this: “THAT PEOPLE AND GOVERNMENTS HAVE NEVER LEARNED ANYTHING FROM HISTORY.”
Nor care about.
The Administration knows that what comes of this affair has little to do with Obama getting reelected. Pathetic.
Here is the 2nd Bush inaugural. Quite a difference in dealing with friends and enemies than we now have. I doubt that W would have violated the law and given money to the Palestinian scum.
Investigations? By whom - our “fearless” House? They’ve been so tough on Holder and Fast and Furious, haven’t they? /sarc
This entire administration has none of the same interests as the American people.
Yep. I wish to God we had a candidate (like Newt) who’d educate the masses about all such travesties BHO et al are committing because there are so many it should be a no-brainer. Will Mittens have the guts, brains and conviction to do so as he did against his primary rivals?
God help us.
Hillary is in a state of shock. The ChiComs lied to her. Can you believe it?
Spoken like a true Ron Paul fan.
It’s the incompetent (or duplicitous) way this was handled by BHO/HRC that disgraces us in the eyes of the world. I’m in no way saying we should routinely take foreigners in. But now this thing is an international incident that probably won’t end well, and thanks to the One’s regime, we’ll look like all manner of a**holes.
Me a liberal? Don’t make me laugh. Life would be a LOT easier if I were. After all, ignorance is bliss - right?
Always room for another under The Good Bus Obama.
Yep, and that's not the worst part. The worst part is you want to take my hard earned tax money and fund a Chinese dissident while your countrymen are struggling to put food on their "American" tables. Again, I could give less than a damn about China, Israel or Palestine. Let them fight it out to the death. You know like we did in the 1800s, and whoever is still breathing at the end wins--WITHOUT MY DAMN TAX DOLLARS! When they bleed, fight, die and pay for their country's victory it will mean more to them than having my fellow Americans finance it.
Not incompetent, deliberately evil. They know what they're doing, bowing to our communist overlords who hold a lot of our nation's debt and are likeminded destroyers of innocent life.
Yep, the Clinton Administration.
Hillary Clinton had no business being appointed Secretary of State. She is a mediocre woman who only knows how to run a war room against her fellow Americans. She’s a fraud and a fool.
U r right about that. The house keeps “mulling” over a contempt citation for Holder. Never quite getting it done.
It’s getting worse. The Chinese are gradually taking over the research money spent by the U.S. Their funding of our deficit is to keep us employed as lab technicians for China Inc.
I know - from what I hear, the Repub leaders are divided over this! Why? What are they afraid of?? No wonder BHO’s circle laughs and thumbs its collective nose at them.
Because China owns America?
Because it's none of our damn business and we have 8.1% percent unemployment in America! All you bleeding heart libs should be ringing your hands and crying about that. Americans are eating cat food and you libs are whining about a blind China-man. Just give up your citizenship and go fight China's battles. We don't need you or your type in America. We need Americans fighting for Americans.