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Pelosi and the Dalai Lama

12:31 PM, Mar 21, 2008 • By BRIAN FAUGHNAN
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As was noted here the other day, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is in India this week, meeting with the Dalai Lama to express support for human rights in Tibet. The Telegraph provides this video of Pelosi's appearance, in which she called for an independent investigation into allegations that the Dalai Lama is encouraging violence against China:

I've made much of the low approval ratings that this Congress has earned, but there's a healthy appetite in the U.S. for criticism of China's human rights violations. It seems to be an annual tradition for criticism of China to ramp up in the House during the summer, and this year Speaker Pelosi is likely to ensure that such criticism has a somewhat higher profile, particularly in the run-up to the Beijing Olympic games. We're all for it.