Coming Out of Left Field

Thursday, March 17, 2005

The West Wing: "Memories That Linger"

This won't be an episode that lingers in my memory, but it did provide a glimpse of how the interests of a few can almost single-handedly determine a whole nation's policy. The embargo policy against Cuba -- and its lack of results -- also made me think of China's increasingly hard-line stance as far as Taiwan is concerned. In both cases, a major world power spends much time and effort trying to keep down a tiny island that, realistically speaking, isn't a threat to anyone ... unless, I guess, you're a Senator or Rep from Florida.

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