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A Slap in Our Face: We can’t forget what Richardson did to Wen Ho Lee

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

http://www.asianweek.com/2008/12/04/a-slap-in-our-face-we-can%e2%80%99t-forget-what-richardson-did-to-wen-ho-lee/#comment-15910

A Slap in Our Face: We can’t forget what Richardson did to Wen Ho Lee

December 4, 2008


Wen Ho Lee

Wen Ho Lee is as close as it gets in contemporary Asian Pacific American history to a mythic victim of racism in our nation.

Unlike a symbol of injustice like a Rosa Parks, Lee was no activist and did not seek to challenge society. He was merely an ordinary Asian American scientist doing his life’s work. And solely because of his race was he wrongly suspected of being the most heinous kind of criminal to democracy — a spy.

For his ordeal, Lee rarely receives the respect he deserves and now lives in quiet obscurity after being stripped of his livelihood as a nuclear scientist. To add insult to injury, some still don’t think Lee is innocent.

Meanwhile, Bill Richardson, secretary of energy in the late 1990s and the man who fingered Lee and presided over his public flogging, remains in the limelight and is now being honored as President-elect Obama’s new secretary of commerce.

That may be the ultimate injustice to Wen Ho Lee.

http://www.asianweek.com/2008/12/04/a-slap-in-our-face-we-can%e2%80%99t-forget-what-richardson-did-to-wen-ho-lee/#comment-15910

Please visit www.wenholee.org

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

Please visit www.wenholee.org

There is another letter to the Obama-Biden transition team with a specific request for an apology from Bill Richardson.

Click this link to sign the letter!

www.wenholee.org

Bill Richardson: not qualified for Secretary of Commerce

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

Obama is proposing the change. But this nomination is not a good sign for Obama’s change - shame on bill’s handling of wee ho lee case and refusal to apologize.

What? What Obama is saying is like this, “I want this guy who ‘lost’ or incapable of protecting the plans for nuclear weapons to now be in charge of our trade agreements.” What a change Obama is going to make by appointing Bill Richardson ???

This guy is proved to be unable to take charge of federal agencies, see below:

Obama, NAFTA And Free Trade

http://www.forbes.com/opinions/2008/11/25/richardson-free-trade-oped-cx_dh_1025hemel.html

The confirmation battle might be a bruiser. When Richardson was energy secretary, two computer hard drives containing nuclear weapons secrets disappeared from a vault at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, an Energy Department facility. At a Senate hearing on the security breach in 2000, the longest-serving Democrat in the chamber, Robert Byrd of West Virginia, vowed that Richardson would “never again receive the support of the Senate of the United States for any office to which [he] might be appointed.” But with Obama and the Senate Democrats still in the honeymoon phase, it seems unlikely that Byrd would (or could) make good on his eight-and-a-half-year-old threat.

User comment:

So, are we to assume that by appointing Richardson Obama is saying, “I want the man that ‘lost’ the plans for nuclear weapons to now be in charge of our trade agreements.”