Saturday, December 08, 2007

Making Bad Behavior Legitimate

Bad Behavior, originally uploaded by ddbsweasel.

Rudd has offered to act as intermediary for China in discussing action with the US.

China has recently refused to allow some US warships the opportunity to harbor in Hong Kong during bad weather. China claims they 'made a mistake' and did not realize what the US was asking of them.

It has been said that there are naval tensions related to the US sending arms to Taiwan. No connection has been drawn with the piracy issue that China has sponsored in recent years, including the unjustified attack on a US surveillance plane a few years ago.

Rudd's actions to act as intermediary mask the fact that China has made a mistake. It illegitimately places the US on an equal footing with the belligerent mainland Chinese nation. As political messages go, it isn't one that Australia should be sending.

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