Wednesday, March 11, 2009

It doesn’t take a front seat or a back seat or a middle seat


Today Hillary Clinton met with the Chinese foreign minister and answered some questions, including the inevitable one about human rights. Here were her hard-hitting words: “Well, human rights is part of our comprehensive dialogue. It doesn’t take a front seat or a back seat or a middle seat...” And certainly not a window seat. A baby seat, perhaps? “...it is part of the broad range of issues that we are discussing. But it is important to try to create a platform for actually seeing results from our human rights engagement.”

I think we can all agree that it is ever so important to try to create a platform for actually seeing results from our human rights engagement. Whatever that means.

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