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August 24, 2011

Biden: "Your [one child] policy has been one which I fully understand; Im not second-guessing."
White House: "Biden was arguing against the One Child Policy to a Chinese audience.

They really think you're that stupid. Guy Benson asked the White House if it had any comment on Biden's casual approval for China's monstrous population control policies, which require forced abortions, coercive (and occasionally forced) sterilizations, fines, and economic deprivations.

The White House responded with a statement from BizarroWorld. It's written in English and it mentions Biden. It is otherwise unresponsive in the way that liars typically are: rather than reject or clarify the content of Biden's comment it just ignores the content of Biden's comment.

The Obama Administration strongly opposes all aspects of Chinas coercive birth limitation policies, including forced abortion and sterilization. The Vice President believes such practices are repugnant. He also pointed out, in China, that the policy is, as a practical matter, unsustainable. He was arguing against the One Child Policy to a Chinese audience."

In this universe, Biden suggested that the problem with China's population control policies is that it results in a debt problem, not that it is repugnant for its violations of human dignity. Here's what he said:

But as I was talking to some of your leaders, you share a similar [debt] concern here in China. You have no safety net. Your policy has been one which I fully understand -- Im not second-guessing -- of one child per family. The result being that youre in a position where one wage earner will be taking care of four retired people. Not sustainable."

Biden's phrase, "I'm not second-guessing" is simply ignored by the White House. What wasn't he second-guessing? The morality of forcible abortions? The medical ethics of surgeons who sterilize patients against their will? The angst and fear of young Chinese women who go into hiding to keep their neighbors from alerting the authorities when they become pregnant?

The Obama Administration thinks you're stupid. The Obama Administration thinks that through slick economies of phrasing it can blot out Biden's moral bankruptcy.

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