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.
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