John Sez: As ludicrous as it seems that the President would choose to drop a meeting with a man of peace in order to gain brown-nose points with a country which is considered a civil rights disaster, it makes a heck of a lot of sense. After all, current America seems to have a lot more in common with China than it does with peace and spiritual enlightenment lately, no?
Story from the London Telegraph:
Barack Obama cancels meeting with Dalai Lama ‘to keep China happy’
President Barack Obama has refused to meet the Dalai Lama in Washington this week in a move to curry favour with the Chinese.
The decision came after China stepped up a campaign urging nations to shun the Tibetan spiritual leader.
It means Mr Obama will become the first president not to welcome the Nobel peace prize winner to the White House since the Dalai Lama began visiting Washington in 1991.