The United States opposes China’s detention of dissidents and other activists, President George W. Bush will say Thursday in a pointed message on human rights on the eve of the Beijing Olympics.
According to an advance copy of the speech he will give in Thailand before going to China for the opening ceremony of the Games, Bush insisted that the criticisms were not intended to “antagonise” the Beijing leadership.
I see….the US is against China detaining dissidents and activists, even while we do the same things, and will say so in a speech on Thursday that will likely get worldwide coverage, but….. “Know whatahmean, know whatahmean, nudge nudge, know whatahmean, say no more?” **terrorist fist jab**
“The United States believes the people of China deserve the fundamental liberty that is the natural right of all human beings,” he said in the prepared remarks, to be delivered during his last trip to East Asia as president.
“America stands in firm opposition to China’s detention of political dissidents, human rights advocates and religious activists,” Bush said.
“We speak out for a free press, freedom of assembly and labour rights not to antagonise China’s leaders, but because trusting its people with greater freedom is the only way for China to develop its full potential.”
“We press for openness and justice not to impose our beliefs, but to allow the Chinese people to express theirs,” he said.
I’ll bet $1 that even the Boy King can’t say that with a straight face. Maybe I’ve just turned a corner into terminal cynicism.
Not that it is Friday but if tunes are happening. I’m there. I just saw these fellows a few nights back and they were excellent.
Hope you enjoy this. I have two gnawing at the bit for a little crabbing and a lot of skeeball….
How about a little Janis?
President George W Bush received this memo (declassified in 2004) which he ignored and in turned failed to protect the American people. As a result, 3000+ people died on September 11, 2001 and many more people died because of a war based on lies in Iraq.
George W. Bush… the worse president ever. He failed to keep us safe.
Just think, the world would be a safer place in only George W. Bush did his job as president and took responsible action with this memo. Instead, he preferred playing golf and cutting brush.
America – George W Bush failed us.
The surge didn’t work. Instead, we built a city of walls, both physically and psychologically.
Thanks to the Diary at DailyKos posted by ‘panicbean’ for sharing these videos. It is recommended by the blogger that we post these videos everywhere because you won’t see these on the MSM.
Baghdad – 5 Years post invasion Part 1
It only gets worse in Part 2
This is what George W Bush and his NeoCon friends gave to the Iraqi people.
What about the children? What George W Bush did IS NOT family values.
Baghdad – 5 Years post invasion Part 3
This is Iraq’s future and our future. How do you make friends with someone that blames you for the death of their parents? They don’t hate us for our freedoms, they hate us because we have destroyed their lives.
A John McCain presidency will only continue with this disgrace. The old man is planning on winning. Winning what? I don’t know. It certainly won’t be the hearts and minds of Iraqis.