The United States apologized to China for what it called human rights issues. You read that correctly. China! The same China whose leader Mao Ze-Dong murdered tens of millions of his own citizens. The same China that stamped out the Tienanmen Square protest by massacring the protesters in the streets. The same China that forces women to have abortions. The same China that jails Christians for practicing their faith.
Q Was there any areas in which China sort of turned the tables and raised its own complaints or concerns about U.S. practices around the globe or at home? Can you give some examples there –
MR. POSNER: Sure. You know, I think, again, this goes back to Ambassador Huntsman’s comment. Part of a mature relationship is, do you have an open discussion where you not only raise the other guy’s problems but you raise your own and you have a discussion about it? We did plenty of that.
We had experts from the U.S. side, for example, yesterday talking about treatment of Muslim Americans in an immigration context. We had discussion of racial discrimination. We had a back-and-forth about how each of our societies are dealing with those sorts of questions.
…Q (Off mike.)
MR. POSNER: I’m not going to get into the details.
We’ve expressed in the past, you know, our concern about the nature of the detention. And we certainly continue to be concerned about the fact that he’s in prison.
Q Did the recently passed Arizona immigration law come up? And if so, did they bring it up? Or did you bring it up?
MR. 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 these are issues very much being debated in our own society.
Q Did they — did they discuss anything about their concerns about Chinese visiting in Arizona? Any concerns raised?
MR. POSNER: No, that was not raised.
Why in the name of all that is good and holy did he apologize? Because Arizona dared to pass an immigration law that does nothing more than mirror the federal law that has been in existence since 1940 and that the feds refuse to enforce? Arizona has the right to protect its borders and citizens from hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants who swarm into the state every year and burden the state’s health care, educational, and welfare systems, sticking the state’s taxpayers with the bill. And the Obama administration considers that to be the moral equivalent to China’s long, bloody history of crimes against humanity and worthy of an apology. It’s nothing short of an unforgivable betrayal of the American people.
Michael Posner is a disgrace to our country. He’s a threat to our sovereignty, our national security, and our values of freedom and liberty. His apology was flat out against the interests of the American people, not to mention the millions of people who currently live in oppression all over the world who crave the light of freedom and have always viewed America as the source of that light.
I don’t recognize my own country any longer. I have no idea what nation Obama is leading, but it’s not the United States of America. Not any more.
Update: Allahpundit is as outraged as I am and demands that Posner be fired. I could not agree more. The mentality that our defensive actions to protect ourselves from illegal immigrants who smuggle drugs, weapons, and other illegals is somehow morally equivalent to China’s depraved violence toward its own citizens isn’t just the position of Michael Posner; it’s obviously that of the Obama administration as well, otherwise Posner would not have apologized. In fact, it’s just an extension of Obama’s world apology tour.
As AP notes, Sarah Palin mentioned this on her Twitter page, but this is a such an explosive violation of the American people’s trust, I hope she takes this head on.
Cross posted at KimPriestap: No-nonsense conservative opinion