Yes, meet him.
No, don't meet him.
Wolf Blitzer's beard
If both parties consent, then I don't see why not. China can stop crying about this.
I think the US should stand up for freedom when we can. China is notorious for human rights violations, including religious persecution (as is the case with Tibetan Buddhism). I'm all for Obama meeting with the Dali Lama.
Tired of elections being between the lesser of two evils.When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. -Socrates
News | The Office of His Holiness The Dalai Lama
Appealing for peace in the world, the Dalai Lama said in the German city of Hamburg Sunday that resistance to Chinese rule in his Tibetan homeland had to remain peaceful.
'If we were to use violence, this would endanger peaceful co- existence in the future ...
'We have to co-exist with our Chinese friends ...
He told the audience of 10,000 he would like to see a worldwide organization where people could devote their lives to the cause of peace.
'We cannot change the world merely by resolutions of the United Nations. We have to start with the individual,' he said.
'People from societies that teach peacefulness, tolerance and sympathy are more peaceful by nature,' he said, adding that it was shocking that Sunnis and Shiites could fight one another in Iraq or Catholics and Protestants could do so in Northern Ireland.
'They have the same God, yet they still kill one another,' he said. 'Violence can never be the right way. We have to find a human solution to problems.'
Yeah, why not, he can give him the Obama's usual classless gift, a boxed DVD set of something or other. It's Carter all over again, absolutely clueless where it comes to foreign affairs.