Nancy Pelosi’s reckless virtue-signalling

Source: spiked
by Fraser Myers

“‘Not a good idea right now.’ These words, uttered the other week by Joe Biden, could easily be a contender for the understatement of the year. This is how the president of the United States, conveying the views of his military advisers, chose to describe House speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan this week. So what was Pelosi thinking? Her planned two-day visit — news of which was leaked to the Financial Times last month — was always going to ratchet up global tensions. It could only ever have sent US-China relations plummeting to new depths. And that is exactly what it has done.” (08/03/22)