There is an International Committee for Liu Xiaobo. Liu is the Chinese democracy leader who received the Nobel Peace Prize two years ago. He is a political prisoner. His wife, Liu Xia, is under house arrest.
Today, the International Committee issued a press release, here. The upshot is, 134 Nobel laureates have urged the Chinese “president” to set the Lius free.
For more than 60 years, the committee passed over Chinese democrats and dissidents. At last, they honored one, with the award to Liu in 2010. That was a laudable act. It’ll be a cold day in hell, probably, before the committee honors a Cuban democrat or dissident. But you never know. (Do you?)
In the meantime, perhaps the 2009 peace laureate can say a word for the 2010 peace laureate. Maybe he is, behind the scenes.
And, according to Michael Posner, our assistant secretary of state, we raised the issue of Arizona’s immigration law “early and often.” Because, you see, it is “a troubling trend in our society and an indication that we have to deal with issues of discrimination or potential discrimination.”
The Chinese dictatorship kidnaps old ladies who practice Falun Gong, and then tortures them to death. Arizona is interested in making sure people come to this country legally. We’re all sinners, you know. Who are we to lecture the CCP?
Happy second term!