A North Vietnamese Communist official once told me how they think about these things: "If you want to 'get' you must 'give.' "
2) The Chinese are going to use this 'apology' internally to humble the USA. They are still smarting from the Belgrade bombing incident. (By the way, I wonder what really happened there? Our official explanation that we used an "old and outdated CIA map" never made any sense. If that is what happened, I hope heads rolled for such a costly mistake.)
3) The Chinese will use this 'apology' to Save Face. This is the
4) Now, the great
Here is what we
1) After getting the crew back, we need to
2) Within about a week we should announce that we
3) Bush should encourage those Congressmen and Senators talking about removing MFN trade status from China. Nothing may come of it – but it will scare Beijing.
4) We should not only resume these reconnaissance flights along the Chinese coast, but also increase them.
5) We need to face facts: Red China is not only an adversary, but also actually an enemy. They should be treated as such.
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