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Bush Criticizes Suppression of Dissent

Posted by MEC on August 31, 2008

George W. Bush criticized the Chinese government for rounding up dissenters to prevent unseemly displays during the Olympic Games:

“America stands in firm opposition to China’s detention of political dissidents, human rights advocates and religious activists,” Bush will declare in the marquee speech of his three-nation Asia trip. “We speak out for a free press, freedom of assembly and labor rights — not to antagonize China’s leaders, but because trusting its people with greater freedom is the only way for China to develop its full potential.”

Is anybody going to ask him what he thinks about the police doing the exact same kind of pre-emptive strike against possible protesters in Minneapolis and St. Paul?

6 Responses to “Bush Criticizes Suppression of Dissent”

  1. No kidding!

  2. Eli said

    By “anybody”, do you mean media, Prominent Democrats, or uncouth filthy bloggers? Because the answer would vary.

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  4. Charles II said

    The Strib certainly seems to approve of grabbing potential protestors and their dangerous candles and twine.

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  6. Reverend Manny said

    haha… exactly… He’s for freedom and economic expansion abroad? WTF? Does he have an America-sized blindspot or something… This definitely goes down in the annals of the great Derpitty Derp Derp Moments of the Dubya

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