One of the left’s worst habits is moral equivalence. They take a moral issue and try to equate it to some of the worst things in the world. For example, they say Arizona's law is equal to Nazi Germany. These over the top comparisons are bad enough when practiced by the leftwing masses at home, but when our own State Department gets into the act when dealing with China, we have hit a new low.
Powerline: This is unfreakingbelievable, even for the Obama administration:
The United States and China reported no major breakthroughs Friday after only their second round of talks about human rights since 2002.
The Obama administration wants to push Beijing to treat its citizens better, but it also needs Chinese support on Iranian and North Korean nuclear standoffs, climate change and other difficult issues. ...
[Assistant Secretary of State Michael] Posner said in addition to talks on freedom of religion and expression, labor rights and rule of law, officials also discussed Chinese complaints about problems with U.S. human rights, which have included crime, poverty, homelessness and racial discrimination.
He said U.S. officials did not whitewash the American record and in fact raised on its [sic] own a new immigration law in Arizona that requires police to ask about a person's immigration status if there is suspicion the person is in the country illegally.
What an idiot! China murdered millions of its citizens who opposed the government's Communist policies and allows most of its people little or no freedom. We, on the other hand, enforce our immigration laws. No, wait--actually we don't. That's why Arizona had to take a shot at it. Oh, by the way, Michael Posner, you clueless moron--China actually does enforce its immigration laws.
Did you notice that China did not bring up the Arizona law? It was this asshat Michael Posner (Michele Malkin has the lowdown on this bozo) who brought it up early and often. Posner is another idiot in this administration who did not bother to read Arizona’s 17-page law. The left hates when the right accuses them of hating America, but when you get examples like this what else is one to conclude?
China is the last place we should be apologizing to for following our own immigration laws. Check out how China treats Mexicans:
Hot Air: Update: Say, maybe the Obama administration might want to mention this as well, from almost exactly a year ago:
Following the discovery of the infected Mexican man, authorities quarantined 70 Mexicans who arrived in China over the May 1 holiday weekend, most on different flights from the infected man. They include an official at Mexico’s consulate in Guangzhou who was returning on a flight from Southeast Asia. Except for the initial case, none of the 70 has shown symptoms of the disease, says a spokesperson from the embassy. Now concerns are being raised that Mexicans are being isolated solely because of their nationality.
Mexico’s Foreign Minister, Patricia Espinosa, called the treatment of the Mexicans in China discriminatory and said some of the quarantined travelers were being held in “unacceptable conditions.” On May 3, Mexico’s ambassador to China, Jorge Guajardo, attempted to visit 10 Mexicans who are in quarantine at Guomen Hotel in suburban Beijing, but he was denied access. As of Monday morning, he still hadn’t been able to gain access to the group. Over the Mexican government’s objections, China has decided to halt all AeroMexico flights coming into China. On Monday evening, the Chinese Foreign Ministry posted a brief announcement on its website saying that China and Mexico had planned for charter flights to return stranded nationals from the two countries, but no details were provided.
On Monday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu denied that Mexicans were being singled out. “These measures are not aimed at Mexican citizens, and are not discriminating in nature. The issue is purely a matter of public health and quarantine inspection,” Ma said in a statement on the ministry’s website. “China understands Mexico’s concern for its citizens in China, but we hope Mexico could focus on the bigger picture of fighting against the epidemic … and deal with the issue in an objective and calm way.”
And we’re apologizing for profiling to the same country that did this? Those travelers entered China legally.
I for one am too through with these apology tours. Yes, America has some faults, but the idea that our faults are equal to China’s human rights abuses is beyond ignorant. Why does the left refuse to weigh the good that America has brought to the world against its faults? It is almost like all the left can see are America’s faults and then magnify those faults to the level of the world’s greatest abusers. Is it that they secretly wish America was that bad so that they can paint themselves as heroes saving the world or is it what we on the right always suspected, they simply hate America?
Via: Power Line
Via: Michelle Malkin
Via: Hot Air