Monday, March 14, 2005

Now THAT'S a Mandate!

Backers of President Bush were quick to claim a "mandate" after one of the narrowest and least convincing presidential elections in our history. They thought that was a mandate? They know nothing!

In China, they know how to get a mandate! As reported on the BBC News website,
Taiwan has condemned a new Chinese law giving Beijing the legal right to use force against the island if it moves towards declaring formal independence.
China sees Taiwan as its territory and says it reserves the right to use force if "peaceful reunification" fails.

The new law was passed in the final session of the Chinese parliament's annual National People's Congress by a margin of 2,896 to zero, with two abstentions.
One can only wonder what disciplinary actions await the two members who abstained.