Sunday, February 22, 2009

Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama Flip Flop on Chinese Human Rights.

Clinton: Chinese human rights can't interfere with other crises -

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton broached the issue of human rights with Chinese leaders on Saturday, but emphasized that the global financial slump and other international crises were more pressing and immediate priorities.

"Successive administrations and Chinese governments have been poised back and forth on these issues, and we have to continue to press them. But our pressing on those issues can't interfere with the global economic crisis, the global climate change crisis, and the security crisis," she told reporters in Seoul, South Korea.

U.S. Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton.

Here are the words of U.S. Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton in April of 2008 less than one year ago. "These events underscore why I believe the Bush administration has been wrong to downplay human rights in its policy towards China. At this time, and in light of recent events, I believe President Bush should not plan on attending the opening ceremonies in Beijing, absent major changes by the Chinese government."

Here are the words of Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the House. "The president of the United States, if he is going to give credibility to the Chinese government, he should also take the time to say to them we are very concerned, not only about human rights, which are a very important value to us, but we are also concerned about our trade situation,"

Here are the words of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. "I've been invited to the opening of the Olympics and I'm not going," said Reid. "I think the Chinese need to know that what they are doing in Tibet, as an example, is wrong."Asked by Press whether Reid thought the president should follow his lead, the majority leader replied: "Well, he doesn't on anything else. So maybe I should say I'm going and maybe he wouldn't go. But I'm not going."

And finally from our new President. Here is Obama's full statement:

"If the Chinese do not take steps to help stop the genocide in Darfur
and to respect the dignity, security, and human rights of the Tibetan
people, then the President should boycott the opening ceremonies. As I
have communicated in public and to the President, it is past time for
China to respect the human rights of the Tibetan people, to allow
foreign journalists and diplomats access to the region, and to engage
the Dalai Lama in meaningful talks about the future of Tibet. I am also
deeply concerned about China's failure to support efforts to halt the
genocide in Darfur. Regarding the Beijing Olympics this summer, a
boycott of the opening ceremonies should be firmly on the table, but
this decision should be made closer to the Games."

The Democrats wanted the Bush administration to stand tough against the Chinese government and boycott the opening of the Beijing Olympic Games. Because of the Chinese human rights of the Tibetan people and the people in China. Why did the Democrats flip flop on this important issue?

Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration has said, "We have to continue to press them but our pressing on those issues can't interfere with the global economic crisis, the global climate change crisis and the security crises," she added. "We have to have a dialogue that leads to an understanding and cooperation on each of those."

Because.....China, the world's top holder of U.S. debt, wants to ensure liquidity and security in its dealings with U.S. treasury bonds. China-U.S. trade volume rose by 10.5 percent in 2008 to 333.7 billion U.S. dollars, Xinhua reported.

Last year the Democrats wanted the Bush administration to get tough with China. Now, today, the Obama administration is going to bow down and kiss the ass of the Chinese. Last October, the Bush administration notified Congress of its plan to sell $6.5 billion in arms to Taiwan -- a move that caused China to suspend military talks with the U.S. Clinton announced Saturday, more Mid-level military discussions will resume this month. President Barack Obama doesn't want to upset the Chinese.

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Hillary: We Can't Press China on Human Rights Issues For Sake Of Economy, Climate & Security

1 comment:

  1. There is even more at stake than the global economy and Chinese citizens' human rights, as important as these both are. As we have seen in the last decade, US support of oppressive Muslim regimes has allowed Islamist terrorists to brand the US as the enemy and to recruit the masses of people who are denied expression and justice in a struggle against us. Can we afford to abandon the citizens of China who number in the billions for the sake of short term comfort?