Friday, March 21, 2008

Credit where it's due

Even a blind pig, they say, finds an acorn once in awhile:
Sensenbrenner calls for action in Tibet

After meeting with the Dalai Lama in India on Friday, GOP Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined in a call for an international team of observers to travel to Tibet and "find out exactly what has happened" during the recent crackdown, Sensenbrenner said in an interview...

Sensenbrenner sharply denounced China's conduct and also criticized the U.S. State Department, saying it erred in removing China recently from a list of top 10 human rights violators.

"China ought to get back on the list and get back soon," said Sensenbrenner, who spoke by phone from India.

"The United States has prided itself on being a leader on questions of human rights," Sensenbrenner said. "This is the most severe human rights violation that has occurred in 2008. And the United States government and State Department should not sit idly by while the Chinese beat up and torture innocent Tibetans."

...Sensenbrenner is the senior Republican on a 10-member congressional delegation led by Pelosi to the United Kingdom and India - a trip devoted largely to the issue of global warming.
Maybe one of these days he'll come out for civil liberties for Americans and fair treatment of Mexican immigrants. Or he'll become a believer on global warming.