March 21, 2008

MAY A MIGHTY OAK GROW:

U.S. congressional leader condemns crackdown in Tibet (The Associated Press, March 21, 2008)

House speaker Nancy Pelosi called on the world Friday to denounce China's crackdown of anti-government protests in Tibet, calling the crisis "a challenge to the conscience of the world."

Pelosi, one of the fiercest Congressional critics of China, was greeted by cheering Tibetans as she arrived to meet the Dalai Lama. She is the first major official to visit the leader of Tibet's exile community since peaceful protests turned violent last week in the Chinese-ruled region.

"If freedom loving people throughout the world do not speak out against China's oppression in China and Tibet, we have lost all moral authority to speak on behalf of human rights anywhere in the world," Pelosi said before a crowd of thousands of Tibetans, including monks and schoolchildren.

"The situation in Tibet is a challenge to the conscience of the world," she said.


No one is wrong about every issue.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 21, 2008 7:19 AM
Comments

If there was a chance that GW Bush would do something practical about Tibet, the "mighty oak"'s acorn would be dug up by abruptly-pro-China Democrats and smashed with "Free Tibet" signs with "Tibet" crossed out and "China" pencilled in.

Posted by: Just John at March 21, 2008 4:33 PM
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