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MACH1
05-17-2010, 07:49 PM
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.

These dopes are actually proud of themselves for being morally and historically ignorant:

Jon Huntsman, U.S. ambassador to China who was in Washington, told reporters earlier Friday that the rights talks are a useful way to get results on tough issues.

"We're talking about issues that are uncomfortable, quite frankly, but it is a sign of maturity that we can talk about specific cases," Huntsman said.

Is it unfair to say that the Obama administration consists of a bunch of anti-American ignoramuses? If so, why?

UPDATE: Scott thinks I may be unjust to Huntsman, as it isn't clear what "specific cases" he is talking about and his comment may have been unrelated to Posner's apology. Fair enough. But I've reviewed the transcript of Huntsman's remarks and he repeatedly deferred to Posner. Posner, meanwhile, adopted Huntsman's "mature" comment and explicitly put it in the context of his own apologies for the U.S.:

QUESTION: 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 -

ASSISTANT SECRETARY POSNER: Sure. You know, I think - again, this goes back to Ambassador Huntsman's comment. Part of a mature relationship is that 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 a discussion of racial discrimination. We had a back-and-forth about how each of our societies are dealing with those sorts of questions. ...

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.

So Posner's comments about Arizona were even worse than was reported by the AP. I would suggest to Ambassador Huntsman that if he wants to disassociate himself from the ignorance and the anti-Americanism of the Obama State Department, he should resign.

http://www.thefoxnation.com/china/2010/05/17/obama-admin-apologizes-china-az-law

:banging::banging:

NJarhead
05-17-2010, 07:53 PM
I can't wait until the $3.00 bill comes out with his likeness. I guess instead of "in God we trust" it'll say, "I'm sorry." Worst president since Carter.

:coffee:

zulater
05-17-2010, 08:38 PM
Holy shit, unbelievable. :doh:

steelerdude15
05-17-2010, 11:37 PM
Why... I guess some people don't know what China does to immigrants and even their own people over there. :noidea:

GoSlash27
05-18-2010, 06:26 AM
Man... I've seen crass before, but this takes the cake! :mad:

Obama doesn't really think that the Arizona law violates anybody's rights, this is all just political posturing over the Hispanic vote. I personally have no problem apologizing if it helps bring about our national interest, but this doesn't even have anything to do with China.
What he has done, essentially, is to jeopardize Chinese human rights and nuclear non-proliferation in favor of his opinion of what's best for the Democratic party.

Venom
05-18-2010, 06:40 AM
Typical anti-American garbage from the Left

43Hitman
05-18-2010, 06:41 AM
I'm tellin ya, these jerkoffs are ashamed to be American.

revefsreleets
05-18-2010, 08:46 AM
Every time this guy goes off and deviates from simply borrowing or extending Bush policy, he either puts his foot in his mouth, runs the US down, or ends up spending another trillion we don't have, sometimes all at the same time.

Worst.
President.
Ever.

Vincent
05-18-2010, 09:01 AM
I'm tellin ya, these jerkoffs are ashamed to be American.

These jerkoffs aren't American.

The Patriot
05-18-2010, 10:12 AM
Nvm. I found it.

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.

Is this the apology? Obama told China he disagrees with a state legislation?

revefsreleets
05-18-2010, 10:32 AM
Nvm. I found it.


Is this the apology? Obama told China he disagrees with a state legislation?

It's quid pro quo...he's actually WAY overstating the Arizona law in order to supplicate himself before his Chinese bankers, sort of place us on equal (LOW) footing with Chinese. It's apology by implication...

Somebody needs to buy all the new debt he's creating, and China's our only taker...

Godfather
05-18-2010, 11:16 AM
Some other things he can apologize to the Chicoms for:

- Restricting air and water pollution.
- Letting women control their own reproduction.
- Allowing American citizens to criticize government policy.
- Producing non-toxic pet food, toothpaste, drywall, and children's toys
- Allowing Americans to worship as they please

MACH1
05-18-2010, 11:21 AM
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SteelerEmpire
05-18-2010, 11:34 AM
You want to also know what China did to its Crack, Heroine and Weed heads when there was a drug boom 2 or 3 decades ago ? You got it... about a million-plus man execution... Chinese style... That's how they delt with "their" drug epidemic...