This is a big diplomatic success for the Obama administration IF Chen and his family arrive safely. It is proof of how capable our president, his team including and most especially Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are on the complexities of diplomatic negotiation. They are BRILLIANT! I am happy for Chen and hope his family reunites with him unharmed.
He is our first black American president in our nation's history but, sadly, that history has been steeped in the politics of interposition, nullification and Civil War. It is a history where some cannot and WILL NOT, even today, remove the albatross of hatred from around our collective necks. They are blind to the prison they have constructed for the incarcerated whole. Let this administration do what it needs to recover from the Greatest Recession since the Great Depression so that it can heel its wounds as it has historically has done. The American electorate needs to turn the House blue again so the president and the Congress can effectively govern.
Big congratulations are in order to Chen Guangcheng, to our diplomatic team and, oh yes, to China for doing a difficult and just thing. Hopefully, Chen Guangchen's family will join him as well. Justice, at least in part, it seems has seen the light of day one more time!