New York (AP) â€“ â€?U.S. President Barack Obama upended a U.N. summit to defend his own nation's honor, vowing Thursday to keep deporting undocumented immigrants, despite accusations that the U.S. is being racist and unfairly targets Latinos.Alright, I know. You smell a rat. And indeed, your nose did not err.
The summit was supposed to be a forum for molding a unifying, international policy regarding undocumented peoples, but it turned into a drama of discordâ€”with the outspoken Obama usurping the podium to preach his policies and lash out at his critics.
Obama said that comments by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees that linked the expulsions to the mass deportations of World War II were "disgusting."
"Let me be clear. I am the chief executive of the American state. I cannot let my nation be insulted," Obama told reporters.
The wartime comparison stung many in the U.S. The U.S. deported some one million undocumented Mexican immigrants during the unfortunately named Operation Wetback, undertaken in 1954 by conservative Republican president Dwight D. Eisenhower, and interned thousands of Japanese-American citizens in concentration camps in the U.S. during the Second World War II.
Obama insisted America's expulsions of unauthorized immigrants are a matter of security and said the U.S. doesn't have to take lessons from anyone, as long as it respects human rights. He called the sanctuary cities and federal lands that ICE raids had disrupted and cleared in the U.S. in recent weeks havens of crime and undignified living conditions.
"Let me be clear. We will continue to end the sanctuary cities and retake public lands, whoever is there," Obama said. "The U.S. government cannot close its eyes to millions of people riding roughshod over our democratically enacted laws, and causing a whole host of additional, far-reaching problemsâ€¦."
I took an AP story and made some slight changes, while tweaking the phrasing. In the real story, at a European Union summit, EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding of Luxembourg condemned France for expelling illegal alien Gypsies, aka Romas, an ethnicity which maintains a centuries-long tradition of living off of stealing from everyone else. French President Nicolas Sarkozy went ballistic, and defended the honor of France against Reding. Sarkozy has also offered to let Luxembourg provide a haven to the Gypsies.
In reality, of course, the John Doe calling himself â€?Barack Obamaâ€? is loyal to illegal aliens, and anyone else seeking to destroy America, irredeemably hostile toward the historic American people, and never defends the nation whose honor he is supposed to be defending, and whose interests and laws he has sworn to uphold.
BRUSSELS (AP) â€“ â€?French President Nicolas Sarkozy upended a European Union summit to defend his own nation's honor, vowing Thursday to keep clearing out illegal immigrant camps despite accusations that France is being racist and unfairly targets Gypsies.Why can't America have a leader who talks like that?! (And letâ€™s not get into the millions of Arab Moslems and black Africans in the living room.)
The summit was supposed to be a forum for molding a unifying European foreign policy, but it turned into a drama of discord _ with the outspoken Sarkozy usurping the podium to preach his policies and lash out at his critics.
Sarkozy said comments by EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding that linked the expulsions to the mass deportations of World War II were "disgusting."
"I am head of the French state. I cannot let my nation be insulted," Sarkozy told reporters.
The wartime comparison stung many in France and other members of a bloc designed to overcome and prevent the kind of hostilities that divided Europe in the past. France deported some 76,000 Jews from France to Nazi concentration camps, and interned thousands of Gypsies in camps in France during the war.
Sarkozy insisted France's expulsions of Gypsies, or Roma, are a matter of security and said France doesn't have to take lessons from anyone, as long as it respects human rights. He called more than 100 Roma camps dismantled in France in recent weeks havens of crime and undignified living conditions.
"We will continue to dismantle the illegal camps, whoever is there," Sarkozy said. "Europe cannot close its eyes to illegal campsâ€¦."
France defies EU criticism on Gypsy expulsions by Raf Casert, Mike Corder, and Alison Mutler, AP/WTOP, September 16, 2010.