By FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press
WASHINGTON –, raising the ire of , on Wednesday called on Chinese leaders to welcome the to the communist nation. The president called him a “universal symbol of peace and tolerance, a shepherd of the faithful and a keeper of the flame for his people.”
“He has won the respect and affection of the American people,” Bush said at the U.S. Capitol where the spiritual head of Tibet’s Buddhists received the prestigious.
“America cannot look to the plight of the religiously oppressed and close their eyes or turn away,” said Bush, who personally handed the medal …..