] Can it really be President Bush's position
] that Taiwan is not permitted to hold any
] democratic referenda on any subjects whatsoever?
] The president's statement today is a mistake.
] Appeasement of a dictatorship simply invites
] further attempts at intimidation. Standing with
] democratic Taiwan would secure stability in East
] Asia. Seeming to reward Beijing's bullying
] will not.
I have to say I strongly support the NeoCons on this one. Bush's comments may be to our short term diplomatic advantage, but they are so at the price of being totally illogical. Should the people of Taiwan not be able to express their views on China through a democratic process? The mind boggles and the blood boils!