Indeed. When Bush was first elected, he was very pro-Taiwan. But obviously, not so anymore. You can easily compare Bush’s positions on everything from arms sells to Taiwanese official’s visits to support of Taiwan in international organizations and know that they have changed quite a bit from the first few years of his administration. If nothing else, just look at how CSB was able to visit New York and other major US cities in style in 2001, to latter years when he isn’t even allowed to set foot on continental US soil.
Bush may have at one time said he’ll do whatever it takes to protect Taiwan, but you can bet his position on that has changed also. It’ll happen after CSB has been giving him headaches for a few years. This really shows just how much of a screw up CSB really is. In a few short years he managed to turn what may be the most pro-Taiwan US president in modern history into a pro-China one.