It certainly didn’t take Secretary of State Hillary Clinton long to totally sell out to the Chinese government when it comes to the issue of human rights there. And, since she is speaking presumably for the president, that means Barack Obama has sold out as well.
The President of the United States wannabe, Clinton, is on her first trip to China in her new high profile job given to her as a concession prize by Obama in an effort to keep his “enemies” close to him in order to head off a possible challenge for his job in 2012.
She is raising some eyebrows by remarks indicating that human rights concerns need to take a back seat to efforts by the Chinese and American governments to pull the world out of the current economic crisis.
While saying that the U.S. would continue having talks with the Chinese about human rights in that country, according to a Reuters dispatch, she went on to say, “World events have given us a full and formidable agenda. As we tackle it, the United States is committed to pursuing a positive, cooperative relationship with China, one that we believe is important to future peace, progress and prosperity for both countries and for the world.”
What Clinton didn’t say, of course, is that China is the largest holder of U.S. government debt and that this country is among the largest takers of made in China exports.
Could business concerns be getting in the way of human rights? Wow. Can’t imagine that!
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