Nancy Pelosi has arrived in Taiwan. Anti-monopolist, anti-Beijing Matt Stoller notes "Pelosi should not have gone, but let's be completely clear that China is the aggressor here." Earlier:
Foreign policy via trolling China with dumb symbolism. This is entirely the wrong way to address the real threat from China, but it will inflame tensions and help the Chinese government make real progress against us. https://t.co/HLZWOT5wyU— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) July 30, 2022
I don't think we lose anything if Pelosi refuses to go to Taiwan any more than we lost anything by withdrawing troops from Afghanistan.— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) July 30, 2022
Wisdom and prudence is strength, not weakness. And acting out of ego and pride is weakness, not strength.
No one is threatening China, China is threatening to invade Taiwan and launch a war with the U.S. The discussion about Pelosi going to Taiwan isn't about whether it's right for her to go, but whether it's wise for her to go.— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) August 1, 2022