It's rare that I link to or agree with Powerline blog, but there you go: link. A couple of days ago, Michael Posner of the State Department was asked the following question at a press conference about human rights talks that State is holding with China:
QUESTION: Did the recently passed Arizona immigration law come up? And, if so, did they bring it up or did you bring it up?
ASSISTANT SECRETARY POSNER: We brought it up early and often. It was mentioned in the first session, and as a troubling trend in our society and an indication that we have to deal with issues of discrimination or potential discrimination, and that these are issues very much being debated in our own society.
As Powerline correctly (!) points out, China has an abysmal human rights record - including the murders of millions of its own citizens - while Arizona is just trying to enforce the immigration laws that the corrupt Obama administration refuses to enforce.
The ambassador to China is former Utah governor Jon Huntsman; his role in this remains unclear but if anyone can find incriminating quotes please leave them in comments in case he decides to run for another office.
Sun, 05/16/2010 - 21:39 · Importance: 4