Reunification party wins big in Taiwan

Taiwan’s opposition Nationalist Party won an overwhelming victory in island-wide municipal elections Saturday, putting it in position to push its agenda of reunification with China during the 2008 presidential campaign.

This is, to put it mildly, earth-shaking news. Or, at least, it will shake Asia. Factor this in with the post below, and it appears Bush foreign policy is failing miserably – and that’s good news for the planet. Countries should have the right of self-determination, free from US foreign policy machinations. It appears Taiwan and Venezuela are doing just that, determining what they want to do and where they want to go.