Bowing to China, President Obama won’t meet with the Dalai Lama while the Tibetan leader visits Washington. The Post provides some historical background:
For the first time since 1991, the Tibetan spiritual leader will visit Washington this week and not meet with the president. Since 1991, he has been here 10 times. Most times the meetings have been “drop-in” visits at the White House. The last time he was here, in 2007, however, George W. Bush became the first sitting president to meet with him publicly, at a ceremony at the Capitol in which he awarded the Dalai Lama the Congressional Gold Medal, Congress’s highest civilian award.
While liberals pride themselves on being less bellicose and more open-minded than conservatives, their moral relativism inevitably leads to appeasement of totalitarian regimes and fear of taking a stand for human rights.