United States sets another glorious example for free expression


A Falun Gong protester who briefly interrupted Chinese President Hu Jintao's welcoming speech will be charged with speechcrime disorderly conduct and "intimidating" a foreign official. President Bush has apologized to Hu (whom?) for the incident. "He just said this was unfortunate and I'm sorry it happened," Dennis Wilder, acting senior director for Asian affairs on the National Security Council staff, tells AP.

Happy ending watch: Hu "was gracious in accepting Bush's apology," Wilder said.