In a surprise move, the left-leaning Arizona Republic — a relentless critic of Arizona’s popular anti-illegal-immigration measure known as SB1070 — has editorially taken on the Obama administration and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s report to the United Nations Human Rights Council. In it Clinton specifically names Arizona’s law as evidence of human rights violations in the United States.
Today the newspaper calls the report a “cheap shot,” acknowledging that the authors of Arizona’s law went “out of their way to forbid” racial profiling and conceding that even “the federal law upon which SB 1070 is based does not explicitly address” the issue.
The editorial asks and answers the compelling question : “Why, then, is Arizona’s law even mentioned in a brief intended to be part of the assessment of the world’s maltreatment of humankind?
The plain fact is, the Clinton State Department is inclined to throw Arizona under the bus “early and often” for having had the gall to pass SB 1070. In May, a State Department official used the recently passed law as evidence of U.S. “racial discrimination” comparable to human-rights violations in China.”
WARNING: Be prepared to choke on your coffee while reading this editorial. Sip slowly. Then call your congressional representatives and Sens. McCain and Kyl and ask why they have remained so silent in the face of this outrage.