Let me begin by congratulating Nobel Committee for selecting someone far more deserving than the individual they chose to award one year ago.
Unlike President Obama, Liu Xiaobo has actually stood for freedom in the unblinking eye of totalitarianism and is paying a steep price for it.
Last Christmas, Xiaobo was sentenced to 11 years in prison for subversion.
At least Obama is taking advantage of this moment by calling upon Beijing to release him. However, I think he remained silent for far too long.