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President Obama Will Not Meet With Dalai Lama—Martin Luther King Wrote Why We Can’t Wait

President Barack Obama will not be meeting with the Dalai Lama as he visits Washington this week.

This is the first time in 18 years that a sitting President will not meet with the Dalai Lama during a U.S visit by the Tibetan leader.    

President Obama will be ing China next month. It seems that not wanting to offend China is more important than human rights. 

Regretfully, this action by our President is consistent with the pattern already set by President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi did meet with the Dalai Lama on his visit. The Dalai Lama spoke of the need for the United States to address the gap between the rich and poor in the world.  

Here is how President Obama’s decision has been reported in the Times of India.

It is hard to see in this respect how President Obama is improving our image abroad.

Martin Luther King wrote the book Why We Can’t Wait. 

It seems that President Obama can wait a long time for the Chinese government to give greater freedom to over one billion Chinese citizens.

(Please click here for the best Martin Luther King reading list on the web.)

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October 8, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. i saw the dali lama in san fran in the spring. i was walking and giant motorcade swarms up some fat hill i was walking down and a black suv swarmed with foot soldiers came up and out popped the dali lama. seemed overkill but with big china marking you for death you cant be too careful. maybe obama can make better progress in china with human rights? doubtful huh

    Comment by bill brady | October 8, 2009

  2. Mr. Obama does not seem to care so much.

    Thanks for the comment.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | October 9, 2009

  3. That the Chinese government managed, or scripted, Barak Obama while not budging on the issues says something about the Chinese character that few outside of China realize. I’ve just posted on this at http://euandus3.wordpress.com/2009/11/18/china-stage-managing-barak-obama/, drawing on my visit to China.

    Comment by euandus2 | November 18, 2009

  4. i luv you martin luther king j.r

    Comment by respusha | January 11, 2010


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