Carol Platt Liebau: Putting a Foot on Freedom's Throat

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Putting a Foot on Freedom's Throat

Dianne Feinstein has announced that the US is not obligated to defend Taiwan from China.

No doubt her remarks caused great glee in Chinese Communist circles.

And certainly it's irritating and a point of contention between the US and Taiwan if the Taiwanese act provocatively in teir dealings with China. But remarks like Feinstein's are dangerous -- because they encourage the Chinese to believe that they could attack Taiwan without any repercussions.

From such misunderstandings and miscalculations only two bad outcomes can result: Either (1) China invades Taiwan and takes over what's now a free nation; or (2) China invades Taiwan and forces us to come to their defense.

Senator Feinstein should leave the diplomatic talk to Condoleezza Rice and the President, please.

2 Comments:

Blogger Pete said...

Talk about asleep at the wheel on the left coast! Where has Senator Di been for the last, what? 50 years? Defense of Taiwan has been American policy since Eisenhower!

No wonder we're becoming the lost in this world!

11:35 AM  
Blogger wile e coyote said...

Someone should keep an eye on political contributions to Feinstein. I expect Chinese donations laundered through intermediaries (a la Clinton/Gore) will pour into Feinstein's coffers.

She is at least entitled to 30 pieces of silver.

2:55 PM  

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