Friday, April 21, 2006

Bush Apologizes to Hu

The recent article on CNN’s website about the lone protester at yesterday’s “Welcome” at the White House to China’s Hu (See Story Here really upsets me.  Why?  I always thought that one of this country’s greatest freedoms was the right to free speech which includes the right to protest.  And Bush decided to apologize for the lone protestor.  Why?  Granted, she apparently used her press access to gain access for this protest, but I wonder if maybe the moment got to her and what she did was spontaneous or was it planned?  But either way, as a citizen of the United States, naturalized or born here, she had the right to protest.  As for the camera operator that tried to silence her by placing his hand over her mouth, I think HE needs to be charged with assault.  He won’t be, but he should.

So she was arrested and will be charged.  And Bush apologizes for what she said.  Maybe He should get a backbone and actually confront Hu about what was said and then some.

I wonder what would have happened to her if she had done this in China.  I don’t think she would be alive today to be honest.  She’d be dead, and who knows, maybe her organs would have been harvested and sold.  

So she protested and Bush apologized….hmmm.  Anyone remember Tiananmen Square?  Anyone think China should apologize for that?

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