Monday, August 25, 2008

Obama Praises Chinese Infrastructure as "Vastly Superior" to U.S.

Jim Geraghty notes that Barack Obama's knee-jerk tendencies to disparage America and loftily praise the achievements of foreign governments reached a new low with his recent comments applauding Communist China's infrastructure.

Said Obama, "Everybody's watching what's going on in Beijing right now with the Olympics , Think about the amount of money that China has spent on infrastructure. Their ports, their train systems, their airports are vastly the superior to us now, which means if you are a corporation deciding where to do business, you're starting to think, 'Beijing looks like a pretty good option.'"

Hmm. Only a good option, as Geraghty points out, if you don't mind the slave labor that built them, the effective pollution controls they've omitted, the severe power shortages that plague them, and so on.

And yes, the photo here is just what you think it is...the toilet in one of those "vastly superior" trains that Senator Obama is praising.

Give me Amtrak any day.