Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Apology Tour Continues!

Pictured Above: Michael Posner

During a meeting with Chinese officials regarding human rights, Obama Appointee Michael Posner apologized for SB1070, Arizona's new immigration law before his Chinese counterpart had even brought it up! Not only is it absolutely absurd for the United States to apologize to one of the worst violator of human rights in the world, but it's also an awful bargaining strategy! If Mr. Posner was better informed and / or did not suffer from testicular derth he would have criticized the Chinese for enacting even harsher immigration laws on its own citizens! For example, if you are a Chinese peasant, you need a residency permit to migrate to and reside in Beijing or any city. Without such permits you could be denied medical care and your children could be denied an education. And North Korean migrants caught illegally residing in China will be rapdily repatried to North Korea even though that spells imprisonment and even execution. And so the apology tour continues!

US Cites AZ Immigration Law During Human Rights Talks with China, Conservatives Call It An Apology

May 17, 2010 12:17 PM

ABC News' Kirit Radia reports:

During two days of talks about human rights with China last week, the US raised examples of problems on its own soil and cited Arizona's controversial new immigration law as an example of "racial discrimination."

“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,” Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy Human Rights and Labor Michael Posner, who led the US delegation to the talks, told reporters on Friday.

That the US mentioned the Arizona law during talks about human rights with China, consistently ranked among the worst human rights violators in the world, has raised the ire of some conservatives who see the US as apologizing for the law to a country that persecutes its own dissidents and minorities.

“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,” the conservative blog Powerline wrote on Sunday.

The Arizona immigration law requires law enforcement to inquire about an individual’s immigration status if there is suspicion they are in the country illegally. Supporters of the law say it will weed out illegal immigrants and help secure the border. Opponents say it opens the door to racial profiling. The Obama administration has come out against the law; President Obama has called it “misguided.”

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will travel to China later this week for the Strategic and Economic Dialogue. Posner said Friday he will take part in those meetings as well. He said the US and China will hold talks on human rights again next year.

Speaking earlier on Friday morning the US Ambassador to China, and former Republican governor of Utah, Jon Huntsman said that the talks on human rights were difficult but a sign of improved relations between countries that have had strained relations in the past year over US arms sales to Taiwan, internet freedom and cyber attacks, and trade disputes.

"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.

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