Tuesday, December 09, 2003

The land of the free, and the home of the hypocritical

Bush warned Taiwan not to seek independence from China:

"We oppose any unilateral decision by either China or Taiwan to change the status quo," Bush said when asked about a planned March 20 vote in Taiwan on China. "And the comments and actions made by the leader of Taiwan indicate that he may be willing to make decisions unilaterally to change the status quo, which we oppose."

Bush was speaking with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, who accused Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian of 'using democracy as an excuse to pursue independence'. Eh?

To some, it seemed incongruous for Bush to side with the unelected leaders of China instead of the elected leaders of Taiwan.

John Tkacik, an Asia expert at the Heritage Foundation, said it was inconsistent for Bush to deliver a pro-democracy foreign policy speech a month ago only to "tell people of Taiwan they can't elect a president who reflects their will."

Actually it's not inconsistent at all... the guy doesn't even want the people of America to elect a president who reflects their will.

The hypocrisy in Bush's statements is overwhelming... Taiwan really only seeks the same sort of independence we celebrate with flag-waving rabidity every 4th of July. And it's not like we're in a real strong moral position to be lecturing anyone about 'unilaterally changing the status quo'.

I don't care if you are a republican or a democrat (actually yes I do: shame on you either way, you idiot. Go read the fucking constitution and study up on the history of this country... you're a nation of sheep), but regardless of your political beliefs, do you *really* want this fucktard representing you to the world?