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You wouldn’t notice it from all of the Obama coverage in the mainstream media, but John McCain and the Dalai Lama got together in Aspen, Colorado this week to discuss Tibet.  McCain expressed support for his fellow 73 year old’s hopes to gain autonomy from China.

Both men have had their lives dramatically changed by the coming of Communism to China when they were young men.  The Dalai Lama lost his homeworld and of course Chinese communists helped the North Vietnamese who shot John McCain’s plane down.  Both men have been steadfast defenders of freedom for their entire adult lives.

The Dalai Lama referred to McCain as “his old friend” which is ironic considering that they are both 73.  I didn’t see any word on where they went in Aspen.  The Dalai Lama is a very humble man and there were many places in Aspen where they would both qualify for a senior discount.

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Written by thatsrightnate

July 26, 2008 at 5:39 pm

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