The Jolly Dalai Pays a Visit
Matt | On 18, Feb 2010
Today the Dalai Lama paid a visit to President Obama at the White House!
As we reported last week, this visit has really pissed China off. The Dalai Lama is considered to be not only a spiritual leader, but a separatist wanting Tibet’s independence from China. China is having no parts of independence for ANYONE!
China asked that Obama not meet with Dalai, but the White House went ahead anyway. They stressed to the Chinese that they view the Dalai Lama as a SPIRITUAL leader, not as a separatist. Basically, Barack told China that they are the only ones keeping the issue of Tibet on the map!! Nobody is in the grocery store frantically checking their Blackberries and iPhone to see if Tibet is about to get their independence. Ever. All POTUS suggested to Dalai today was to find peaceful ways of sitting down and negotiating with China. (I already know the Chinese aren’t feeling that..)
Considering that China is our fiscal pimp for at least another generation, the White House still had to play this visit really cool. Dalai met with POTUS in the Map Room instead of the Oval Office like regular dignitaries. No photographers or press were allowed in the actual meeting. The U.S. doesn’t want too many photos out on the web today showing ObamaLama. I know this second-class treatment has to make Dalai angry. They might as well have made him use the service entrance and eat off of the floor! lol..
After his visit with Obama, Dalai is going to hang out with Hillary Clinton over at the State Department this afternoon. I’m sure they will talk China and a few other hot button issues to raise Hillary’s blood pressure.