In one of the more Orwellian press releases I've read lately, the Anti-Defamation League has endorsed a recent presidential order barring war criminals from entering the United States:
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today welcomed an executive order issued by President Barack Obama that enhances America's ability to prevent and respond to mass atrocities. The presidential directive also bars perpetrators of war crimes, crimes against humanity and other serious human rights violators from legally entering the United States.
According to the Aug. 4 Presidential Study Directive/PSD-10, "Preventing mass atrocities and genocide is a core national security interest and a core moral responsibility of the United States."
Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director and a Holocaust survivor, issued the following statement:
You know, people who do things like this, this, this, this, this, and this would never be able to enter the United States, at least not legally, right Mr. Foxman?
"We are pleased that President Obama has made averting genocide and mass atrocities a core part of American policy and launched a process to assemble a comprehensive set of tools toward that vision.
As a community that experienced first-hand the indifference of a world that failed to avert Hitler's genocidal campaign, we know that if responsible governments had mobilized the full range of diplomatic, economic and humanitarian tools, the outcome could have been very different.
The president's announcement is all the more poignant in the face of an ongoing and violent Syrian crackdown against its own population."
We would never allow war criminals and human rights violators to enter the United States and give speeches before our Congress, right?