President Bush: “Taiwan is Part of China!”
George W. Bush interrupted his vacation in Crawford for a photo op in Orlando, FL at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention. He told them: “The breakaway province of Taiwan is part of China! The United States of America will continue to support Mainland China.”
Oh wait — Georgia, not China. Doh! OK, let’s see now…the Chinese had better keep their grubby mitts off their breakaway region of Taiwan, or else! And the United States will help the Georgian government do whatever they need to do — whatever it takes! — to strangle South Ossetia and Abkhazia into submission. Fuck ‘em where they breathe! OK, I get it now.
Pat Buchanan brings up a scary thought. Yes, that Pat Buchanan, the racist xenophobe who wants to turn the clock back to the 1800s. When he's right, he's right. A broken clock is still right twice a day.
If Georgia had already been a member of NATO — as the Bush Administration was pushing for — when this civil war started, guess where the United States would be fighting right now, as we speak. Georgia’s NATO membership would have forced us to send American soldiers to Georgia, so they could fight against Russian soldiers.
Oh boy, war with Russia!!! No, that’s not an earthquake you feel. It's the simultaneous orgasm of every rightwing mouthbreathing chickenhawk in the country.
Pat Buchanan says:
“If the Russia-Georgia war proves nothing else, it is the insanity of giving erratic hotheads in volatile nations the power to drag the United States into war… had George W. Bush prevailed and were Georgia in NATO, U.S. Marines could be fighting Russian troops over whose flag should fly over a province of 70,000 South Ossetians who prefer Russians to Georgians.”
Somebody, somewhere please put the brakes on that psycho in the White House.
cross-posted at Bring It On!