Our Abject President Sucks Up tom China
It’s fair to say that some of the shine has worn off Barack Obama in the foreign press.
The Times of India ran a lede like Republican talking-points…
The loud sucking noise you hear? That’s President Barack Obama kissing up to the Chinese.
The Telegraph says…
President Barack Obama has refused to meet the Dalai Lama in Washington this week in a move to curry favour with the Chinese.
And the Wall Street Journal (of course) criticized Obama for meeting with Vladimir Putin and Hugo Chavez but declining to meet a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and international advocate for human rights, and for once even Jon Stewart agreed with that rag…
"There’s no one that Obama won’t be willing to try speak with, except for one exception… The Dalai Lama? The only person Obama draws the line at speaking with is the international prince of peace."
The Washington Post had a full report…
In an attempt to gain favor with China, the United States pressured Tibetan representatives to postpone a meeting between the Dalai Lama and President Obama until after Obama’s summit with his Chinese counterpart, Hu Jintao, scheduled for next month, according to diplomats, government officials and other sources familiar with the talks.
For the first time since 1991, the Tibetan spiritual leader will visit Washington this week and not meet with the president.
Get down on all fours, Obama! Now bark for China!
Get down, America!
And get used to the view from below.