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In Fini, Veritas

Outgoing Deputy Secretary of State, Richard Armitage, was on PBS the other day. He pretty much put the last nail in a free, democratic Taiwan’s coffin,

We have the requirement with the Taiwan Relations Act to keep sufficient force in the Pacific to be able to deter attack; we are not required to defend.

…We all agree that there is but one China, and Taiwan is part of China.

The whole interview is worth a read. I was particularly interested in his appraisal of Iran,

I believe that Iranians, who are perfectly congenial and wonderful one on one, in a group are quite ethnocentric, nationalistic and, indeed, hegemonistic.

...they think they're still at the time of Xerxes and Persepolis.

Following accusations of Iranian interference in Iraq's upcoming election, that's an interesting assessment.

Posted by American Pundit at December 23, 2004 7:50 AM