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POT-KETTLE-BLACK: Bush presses China on rights

You just can't make this stuff up. In the same month that this administration is fighting Congressional efforts to ban torture, Bush lectures China on basic freedoms. From CBS News:
President Bush continues his eight-day Asian tour Wednesday in South Korea, where he will attend a trade summit and hold a one-on-one meeting with South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun. While both those events are bound to make news, they likely will not eclipse the reaction to comments Mr. Bush made about China while in Japan, the first stop of his eight-day, four-nation Asian trip. Days before meeting with China's leaders, Mr. Bush prodded the communist nation to grant basic freedoms to its 1.3 billion people and further open its economy. "We encourage China to continue down the road of reform and openness," Mr. Bush told an audience in Kyoto, Japan, that stayed silent until its polite applause at the end. "By meeting the legitimate demands of its citizens for freedom and openness, China's leaders can help their country grow into a modern, prosperous, and confident nation." [more]

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