February 27, 2005

THAT TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE DEAL FINALLY PAYS OFF:

Clinton Taiwan trip upsets China (Chris Hogg, 2/27/05, BBC News)

Former US President Bill Clinton has arrived in Taiwan, a visit that has drawn criticism from China.

Mr Clinton will give a speech about democracy and is expected to meet Taiwan's President, Chen Shui-bian.

China fears Mr Chen wants to push towards independence for Taiwan - a move it would regard as an act of war.


With Ms Clinton prodding the Iraqis towards greater liberalism and Mr. Clinton poking the ChiComs oin the eye, we can for once say that both Clintons are rendering exemplary public service.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 27, 2005 9:26 AM
Comments

The Chicoms (like a lot of people) never figured out that Bill was never an honest politican, one who stays bought. While you can't buy him, but you can rent him, sometimes by the hour. So what I'd like to know is, who's pimping him these days?

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at February 27, 2005 12:27 PM

Raoul:

George Bush.

Posted by: jim hamlen at February 27, 2005 2:47 PM

If that's true, then it might explain a lot. Will we know it's true when GWB endorses St.Hillary as his successor, or when she declares that she's not running in '008?

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at February 28, 2005 1:16 AM

He sold Taiwan down the river for short-term political gain and gave the Chicoms our nuclear secrets (for reasons yet unknown.) Everyone here with any brains knows he's no friend to Taiwan.

Posted by: geo in taipei at February 28, 2005 7:53 AM

geo;

That just makes it worse from the ChiCom point of view, if even someone like former President Clinton is sucking up to Taiwan.

Posted by: Annoying Old Guy at February 28, 2005 9:59 AM
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