“The Nobel Committee sent me. They want their Peace Prize back.”


WaPo:

Obama meets with Dalai Lama

President Obama held a closed-door meeting with the Dalai Lama on Saturday, despite the strong objections of the Chinese government.

The 45-minute session in the White House Map Room broke little ground on policy. In a statement released after the meeting, the White House said Obama reiterated the U.S. position that Tibet is a part of China but that he supports “the preservation of the unique religious, cultural, and linguistic traditions of Tibet and the Tibetan people throughout the world.”

Obama restated that the United States does not support Tibetan independence.

We don’t want to upset our Chinese overlords too much, now do we?


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7 Responses to “The Nobel Committee sent me. They want their Peace Prize back.”

  1. What a sad disappointment for the Dalai Lama. Whom, I believe also bought the “Obama is the One” rubbish. And visited it upon his followers…. who tend to take as truth, any word he utters.

    Of course… the Holy Man could not possibly have seen Mr. Obama’s complete turnabout from this:
    http://www.savetibet.org/media-center/ict-news-reports/barack-obama-expresses-support-tibet-letter-dalai-lama

    Sounds to me as if McCain’s 2008 stance actually turned out to be more supportive… than the one expressed by the “new Obama.”

    SYD

    • myiq2xu says:

      July 24, 2008

      Your Holiness,

      I regret that our respective travel schedules will prevent us from meeting during your visit to the United States this month, but I wanted to take the opportunity to reassure you of my highest respect and support for you, your mission and your people at this critical time. I hope that this letter and your meeting with Senator McCain will make clear that American attention to and backing for the people of Tibet is widespread and transcends the divisions of our political contest in this important election year.

      I was heartened to read of the continuing dialogue between your representatives and the government of the People’s Republic of China. Although progress is likely to be slow, and the travails of the people of Tibet will continue, I am hopeful that the process of dialogue and negotiation will bring positive results if both sides demonstrate good intentions and mutual respect. I remain optimistic that this process will continue beyond the Beijing Olympics, and pledge that I will continue to support it. The right to practice their religious beliefs without punishment or obstruction is one that should be accorded the people of Tibet, and I will continue to encourage the Chinese government to put aside its suspicions and act in accordance with its own constitution.

      I will continue to support you and the rights of Tibetans. People of all faiths can admire what you are doing and what you stand for, and I look forward to meeting you at another time.

      With great respect,

      Barack Obama

  2. foxyladi14 says:

    despite the strong objections of the Chinese government.
    we don’t tell them who to entertain…

  3. djmm says:

    It is pitiful how weak President Obama is.

    djmm

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