Thursday, August 07, 2008

USA v China: A Sham Fight

Lame duck President George W Bush delivered a barely detectable slap to the face of China when he criticised their human rights record this week. The Chinese retorted by saying that they "firmly oppose any words or acts that interfere in other countries' internal affairs."

This, of course, is a pointless charade, given the circumstances.

Rebuking the USA for commenting on China's affairs when they have previously invaded Iraq and Afghanistan is like criticising Jack the Ripper for poking someone with a toothpick- it's hardly the biggest chink in their moral armour. Likewise, the Chinese are in no position to be criticising anyone given their record in Tibet and Africa.

Of course, while this performance of amateur dramatics is played-out on our television screens, much like the pointless antics displayed by the axis at Stormont, multi-billion pound trading between the most powerful country in the world and the most highly-populated country in the world will continue unaffected.

And the subjugation of the rights of the people of China will also continue unaffected.

2 comments:

Pierre Brasfort said...

Why is no one screaming the G word!? I don't know how Bush can go on about human rights abuses when Guantanamo still exists.

Anonymous said...

Couldn't agree more with u Pierre