The White House this morning released a measured statement by President Obama suggesting China should reform its society and asking China to release imprisoned activist Liu Xiaobao, who receives the Nobel Peace Prize today in absentia. The problem with it is, it’s measured wrong. The dose of anger and determination is far too weak. China is engaged in lots of contemptible dealings, including the assertion
The Scene: President Obama is sitting alone in his hotel room in Seoul, South Korea, nursing his wounds from a G-20 summit that has seen the rejection of his entreaties for China to let its currency rise and the failure of efforts to secure a trade deal with South Korea. Suddenly, a small figure with a wand dressed like a magical fairy enters the chamber.
In what is shaping up to be the Mother of All Disastrous G-20 Meetings, Chinese President Hu Jintao has not only told President Obama to go fly a kite when it comes to China’s currency, but he is busy lecturing him about the value of the dollar. Obama’s two year effort to ingratiate the United States with the world community by showing his humility and