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Bull in a China shop
NY Post ^ | May 20, 2010 | Editorial

Posted on 05/20/2010 4:10:02 AM PDT by Scanian

State Department functionary Michael Posner is either dumb or deluded.

He's the fellow who earlier this month drew obnoxious moral parallels between US and Chinese human-rights records -- and he's still at it.

"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," he had said -- referencing, among other things, Arizona's new immigration law.

Arizona wants federal immigration laws enforced, you see, and the Chinese violently oppress Tibetan and Muslim minorities and force North Korean refugees back home to face certain death.

To Posner, one's the same as the other.

But Tuesday, Posner insisted that he intended no moral equivalence: "We never did get into the merits of the Arizona law. It was not in any way a comparison between that law and any specific law or practice in China."

Hello? That's exactly what self-flagellation before brutal dictatorships communicates -- if not to Beijing itself, then certainly to dissidents and their oppressors around the world.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: humanrights; moralequivalence; oppression; posner; stupidity

1 posted on 05/20/2010 4:10:03 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian
He is not either dumb or deluded, he is BOTH dumb AND deluded, in addition to ideological, liberal, utopian, and American-hating.

See Michelle Malkin's piece at: Who is Michael Posner and why is he apologizing to China

She has it right when she says her article should be titled "Who the HELL is Michael Posner and why the HELL is he apologizing to China?"

2 posted on 05/20/2010 4:17:28 AM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: Scanian

Obama and party are like a four year slow motion train wreck.

3 posted on 05/20/2010 5:01:51 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Vaduz
Watching BOR this evening he had a regular trash-fest at Posners expense.

So, the question: Is Posner a BIG Idiot or is Posner a really, really, really, ginormous Idiot?

4 posted on 05/28/2010 5:11:20 PM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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