Sunday, December 27, 2009

Dress Rehearsal

Taiwan should jump on this offer:

The United States has asked Taiwan to provide non-military aid to US troops in Afghanistan, a newspaper said on Sunday. The China Times daily quoted an unnamed military source as saying that the US had - through unofficial channels - asked Taipei to give non-military assistance to US troops in Afghanistan.

Washington wants Taiwan to provide medical or engineering assistance to US forces - which are to be increased - in Afghanistan, the source said.
Not only does this get Taiwan some good will in US circles for helping us in Afghanistan, but it gives Taiwanese logistics people practice working with US forces.
The latter might come in handy should the US rush forces to Taiwan in case China's smiling mask finally slips as they realize they can't charm Taiwan into surrendering.