It’s bad enough that the repressive Chinese regime is lecturing us about our human rights record. Now we learn that the Obama administration is taking the bait by telling China how sorry Obama feels about Arizona’s new immigration law and our treatment of Muslim-Americans.
Assistant Secretary of State Michael Posner publicly boasted about the Obama administration’s mea culpa to one of the world’s worst abusers of human rights. Posner, by the way, used to be the head of the left-wing group known as Human Rights First .
When Bill O’Reilly showed a clip of Posner’s statement last night on The Factor, O’Reilly said that he could not believe what he was hearing. He compared it to something out of the old television science fiction show, The Twilight Zone.
O’Reilly should not have been surprised. We are witnessing the world according to Obama and the radical clique he has surrounded himself with. Michael Posner, for example, came to his job at the State Department from Human Rights First, which has opposed securing our borders against the flood of illegal immigrants.
O’Reilly only showed the brief snippet in which Posner referred to the Arizona immigration law. Here is a more extended portion to provide the context of Posner’s remarks:
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… 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 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.
The Obama administration is so obsessed with apologizing for what it perceives as racial and religious stereotypes in the U.S. that it has put our great democratic republic on the same moral plane as some of the world’s most repressive regimes, including China. Even with all of our human faults, we have absolutely nothing to learn from China’s rulers when it comes to human rights.