Is the universe throwing cold water on the gutsy president victory lap(s)?

The State Department claims dissident Chen always maintained he wanted to stay in China and that they never conveyed any threats the Chinese reportedly made against his family. U.S. officials supposedly extracted a promise from the Chinese government that Chen would be allowed to live in China happily ever after with his family. Maybe Obama would send him one of his unicorns.

Now this.

AP Exclusive: Activist now wants to leave China

The blind Chinese activist at the center of a six-day diplomatic tussle between the U.S. and China said he fears for his family’s lives and wants to leave China, hours after American officials announced an agreement with Beijing that was to guarantee his safety.

But wait, our intrepid hero is taking a risk…

The differences over his security aside, leaving Chen in China is risky for President Barack Obama. Washington will now be seen as party to an agreement on Chen’s safety that it does not have the power to enforce.

No unicorns. Just a jackass.

UPDATE:

Video. UK Channel 4 interview with hospitalized Chen.



The Channel 4 reporter said Chen was crying. He said he was very sad. The reporter asked why and Chen replied he was very sad over his experience in the last few days.

UPDATE from Tammy:

Looks like we’ve thrown this poor man under the bus. As a TAM Noted on Twitter, in the Obama world, he should have claimed persecution as a transvestite in China and he would have been ushered out of the country on a private plane in 5 minutes.

This is awful and why we must remove Obama, Hillary and that entire craven gang on 11/6. They kick him our of the US Embassy and reduce him to begging for rescue. Appalling.

Activist Chen Guangcheng: Let Me Leave China on Hillary Clinton’s Plane

In an exclusive interview with The Daily Beast’s Melinda Liu, blind dissident Chen Guangcheng says he’s been abandoned by American officials at a Chinese hospital and begs to leave the country on Hillary Clinton’s plane.

Chen says he now wants to leave China as soon as possible: “My fervent hope is that it would be possible for me and my family to leave for the U.S. on Hillary Clinton’s plane.”

When U.S. officials escorted him out of the U.S. embassy shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday, Chen thought he’d extracted a promise that at least one of them would stay with him at the hospital, he said. “Many Americans were with me while I checked into the hospital and doctors examined me. Lots of them,” he told me from his hospital bed, where he’s being treated for broken bones in one foot, an injury sustained when he fell after climbing a wall during his daring escape from house arrest late last month. “But when I was brought to the hospital room, they all left. I don’t know where they went.” The ordeal was all the more bewildering because Chen is blind and was hurt during his escape; he needs crutches or a wheelchair to move around…

As dinnertime came and went, he and his wife and two young children, who had traveled to Beijing, had nothing to eat. Their 6-year-old daughter began crying from the hunger pangs. “I kept asking the hospital personnel for some food, but it never came. I asked many times.” Finally, around 9 p.m., some food was sent in after friends contacted American officials for help. But Chen says his numerous attempts to reach the U.S. embassy directly during those dark hours failed: “I tried to phone the embassy three or four times last night, but nobody answered.” As of Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Beijing time, he said he has had no contact with American officials since after he entered his hospital room.

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  1. Maynard says:

    Obama needs China to keep those borrowed dollars flowing so he can pay his cronies. China now holds almost a trillion dollars of Washington’s debt. The Chinese could crash the dollar and decimate our economy any time they want to, but they’d be doing almost as much damage to their own banks as ours. But in the meantime, China holds us by the short hairs, and if they say “frog” we’d better jump. For those that don’t believe in American exceptionalism but do believe in moral relativism, that’s just fine. For those that believe in an independent America, this is a tragic turn of events.

    Can we please elect a president who regards the Chinese communists as a bigger threat to the world than the American people? What is wrong with the Democrats, that they rally ’round this lunatic instead of replacing him?

  2. Shifra says:

    So now the Obama administration is throwing a blind dissident under the bus? One would think there is no more room under there…

  3. AniMel says:

    Obummer keeps making promises that he can’t keep…pretty soon there won’t be a lie left for him to tell.

  4. dennisl59 says:

    This poor, unfortunate soul is being used as a ‘Test’ of a Love/Hate Relationship.

    posted 5/3 930am Texas[Where's Hillary?]Time

  5. iris354 says:

    I notice that the wire services never identify what sort of activist Chen is: pro-life. He protests the government policy of forced abortion and tries to defend the rights of pregnant women. Of course Obama and Hillary would drop him like a hot rock, he’s part of the Republican war on women.

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