Well, not entirely. Just Arizona (Via Jake Tapper’s Political Punch):
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.
Right. That’s just briliant. I wonder what Barack Obama has next on our apology tour? Oh wait…
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.
Let me get this straight, we are apologizing for:
1) Selling arms to an ally* so they can protect themselves.
2) Internet Freedom**.
3) Cyber attacks… against us…
4) Trade Disputes…
For an encore, Michael Posner and Jon Huntsman should have bowed before Hu Jintao and proclaimed they are unworthy to him. That would have shown the Chinese how mature we really are! That would have kicked off Apology Tour 2010 real nicely! But man, it’s already going to be hard to top this one! They are going to have to start apologizing for stuff we didn’t even do, like the Armenian Genocide***!
*On that note, say good-bye to the ROC folks! It’s going away!
**Explains Net Neutrality. Sort of…
***I know I shouldn’t give them any ideas, but I want to be the one to call this first.