The cartoon picture of decapitated Buddha that was published in The Ann Arbor News on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 is plainly disgusting and is clearly an insult. It serves no purpose other than to hurt the feelings of people who respect Lord Gautama Buddha.
Having worked for the Central Intelligence Agency’s ‘ Campaign for Tibet ‘ for over four years in the past, I have come to the following conclusions :
1.America’s support for Democracy and Human Rights is good when and where it serves their selfish interests.
2.America does not care to give a hoot to Buddha.
In his most recent appearance at the General Assembly of the United Nations, President Bush spoke about human rights and the protests in Burma. If Democracy is good for Buddhist monks of Burma, it is equally good for Buddhist monks of Tibet. He had expressed no concern about the brutal oppression of human rights in Tibet.
If the pro-democracy movement in Burma is orchestrated by foreign agents, it would not deserve any support from India. We should let Burmese people develop their own political parties and any outside interference should be condemned.