Friday, May 04, 2012
Beacon No More
I really like Kirsten Powers. Although she is a liberal, she has the capacity to criticize the Democrats when they deserve it and not just tout party talking points. Here she is critical of the Obama administration's handling of the Chen Guangcheng controversy. Chen is a blind human rights activist in China who has spoken out against the oppressive forced abortion and one child policy of the communist government. He had been beatened and imprisioned off and on over the past couple of years. He made a dramatic escape to the US embassy (breaking a leg in the process) in the hopes that the US would help him and his family escape. But because Hillary Clinton and Tim Geitner has economic talks with the Chinese government next week, they chose to ignore his pleas and sent him back, telling him that his wife's life was in danger. I am disgusted beyond belief.