Tuesday, November 03, 2009

The Bizarre Mr. ex President of Taiwan

I knew for sometime this Mr. Chen was a little out of control. See my last article on him here.

His most recent antics can only be described as nuts. I quote from an article in The Economist, Oct 24 issue. It is a subscriber only site and I am not one!

Here are a couple of choice quotes:

..."This time [Mr. Chan] is up for treason, a crime that can carry the death penalty. The charge...springs from his own bizarre claim that, during his tenure, he was an American agent."...

..."[Mr. Chan claims] that as president he took orders from the Americans...arguing that American should intervene [in his court case] as Taiwan was technically under its occupation"...

Source: The Economist, Oct 24, 2009, page 52

For too many years his party, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) spearheded Taiwan's unabashed Independent movement. He and DPP gave so many around the world the impression that this was one brave man leading a brave party for democracy and freedom. Well, it just wasn't so simple.

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