There they go again -- bashing America on the world stage.
Assistant Secretary of State Michael Posner reports that in recent talks with China, US officials put America's human-rights record on a par with Beijing's.
"Part of a mature [US-Chinese] 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, about your own [problems]," Posner said.
"We did plenty of that."
Moreover, he said, "experts from the US side" talked about America's "treatment of Muslim Americans in an immigration context."In a word, yup.
They even ripped Arizona's new immigration law "as a troubling trend in our society." Bragged Posner: "We brought it up early and often."
No doubt they did.
It's hard to know where to begin here.
Perhaps with the way China deals with its Muslim population -- the Uighurs?
Last year, Chinese riot police killed hundreds of them.
America, by contrast, freely admitsMuslim immigrants (Pakistani-born Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad comes to mind) -- and the White House can't bring itself to use the term "Islamist terrorist" even as Islamist terrorists are doubling down on their efforts to kill Americans in the streets.
More misguided moral equivalence?...