So you've been a critic of WikiLeaks? Here they are, exposing Ryan's Pro- Big-Business-and-Screw-the-workers- of-the-world-and-forget-human-rights. agenda. Here's a bit from the article:
when it comes to human rights abuses that the military- industrial complex continually enables or overlooks, WikiLeaks cables show that Ryan appears content to march lockstep with the interests of big business, pushing not just trade relations with politically suspect countries, but accountability-free Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with countries that have appalling human rights records.
In another 2006 cable from US Ambassador to Vietnam Michael Marine (three days after the meeting with Gandhi), Ryan acknowledged that human rights abuses in Vietnam are contentious in the context of a possible free trade agreement, but only, really, with respect to its political permissibility. In an address to the Vietnamese National Assembly, Ryan described "Human rights ... particularly in the realms of religious freedom, Internet freedom and trafficking in persons" as the last of "three major challenges ahead for Vietnam as it faces a PNTR [permanent normal trade relations] vote in Congress."
The cable elaborates on Ryan's position: "Rep. Ryan said he appreciates [National Assembly] Chairman [Nguyen Van] An's candor on the democracy of Vietnam's economic system, but is concerned about the inherent contradiction between economic democracy and political centralization. This will be a contentious issue as Congress debates PNTR for Vietnam and each member tries to justify his/her position to his/her constituents."
In other words, Ryan's position on human rights and free trade seems to be that he considers the former an obstruction when trying to convince the electorate on the merit of the latter. Of course, this was the whole purpose of the trip, according to Hastert, who told the Vietnamese National Assembly that "international economic integration and economic development are good for mankind, and passing PNTR is the right thing to do."