With China breathing down Obama's neck, the decision cannot be easy. Furthermore the desire to send a political message may not have been the intention for the meeting at all; but that is what it has become. All of a sudden the decision to proceed with the meeting is more significant than the meeting itself. I feel that many nations have been hiding from the Tibet issue for a long time, not wanting to "wake a sleeping giant". But, as momma always says: "Do the right thing, no matter what." In this situation, we have to take a stand for Tibet. It is a bad time for us to ruffle feathers, but doing the right thing when it is hard is what proves our character. Obama may have won a little more respect from me today and finally I see the future for Tibet looking a little more hopeful. Fate has a way of bringing sunlight into unexpected areas at unexpected times. Very interesting.
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