Friday, May 27, 2005

US Congressmen put pressure on KMT Chairman Lien Chan

Thirty-three congressmen signed a letter asking KMT Chairman Lien Chan to support the defense appropriations bill. Somehow, I don't think Lien will be moved. The KMT has invested what little political capital they have in opposing this bill. It probably wouldn't do them much good among their constituents to flip-flop after years of flogging the appropriations as an pricey US swindle. Here's the link.

2 comments:

David said...

Flip flop? They already have. Who do you think it was who brokered this arms deal originally in the late 90s? But yeah, I can't see them changing their position too soon ...

Hyatt said...

Indeed. I'm well aware that the KMT were the ones who initially proposed the budget, but as we all know, voters have short memories and probably wouldn't take this into acount if the blues made an about face on this issue. But I don't think that's something we have to worry about.