Obama to Taiwan:
Freedom to choose is just a ruse we use. You can elect any SOB you want, so long as he's our SOB. Washington, not the people of Taiwan, knows what is best for Taiwan because Taiwan is not yet ready for self-determination.
After years of Obama's pseudo-progressive rhetoric, it was perversely refreshing to see US neocolonial arrogance once again displayed in full splendor, as Washington and Beijing played "good cop/bad cop" in a US invasion of Taiwan's elections.
Oct. 4 2011, US Assistant Secretary of State told Congress:
"Ultimately, it is in American interests to see democracy flourish in Taiwan. One of the things that binds us most closely is this democratic experience. In January, Taiwan will be conducting a major [presidential] election...the United States supports that election. We don't play favorites, we don't choose a candidate..."
Does history support his claim? Time to dust off our old friend, Memo 23, and see what we can learn...