I knew that the Cheney admin. had insulted (perhaps inadvertently) Chinese President Hu during the recent visit to Washington D.C. (allowing the reporter from The Epoch Times into the press area, national anthem mixup, refusal of State Visit, etc.)…but I didn’t realize that Hu insulted the Neo-Jacobins with a small gift: a book!
First of all, even admirers of the person who is currently acting as the Prez-Dent of the USA, (the alcoholic drug addict with learning disabilities who deserted his unit during a time of war), would never accuse Shrub of being intellectually curious or even terribly interested in things. So, Hu’s gift of a book was somewhat akin, in my opinion, to giving a bar of soap to an unwashed individual.
But, according to a piece written by John Walsh (please see URL, below), the gift was a not-so subtle rip on the Neo-Jacobin’s quagmire in Iraq!
[quote]"Master Sun said: The art of warfare is this:
“In joining battle, seek the quick victory. If battle is protracted, your weapons will be blunted and your troops demoralized. If you lay siege to a walled city, you exhaust your strength. If your armies are kept in the field for a long time, your national reserves will not suffice. Where you have blunted your weapons, demoralized your troops, exhausted your strength and depleted all available resources, the neighboring rulers will take advantage of your adversity to strike. And even with the wisest of counsel, you will not be able to turn the ensuing consequences to the good. There never has been a state that has benefited from an extended war.” [/quote]