Wed, Feb 14, 2007 - Page 8 News List

Letters: Better late than never

I'm nearly dizzy with the speed of change recently.

I'm not really one who enjoys being dizzy, but this is very different. First changing the name of Chiang Kai-shek International Airport, and now changing the names of the Post Office and a few other companies is exciting.

Why now? Why didn't President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) have the nerve to arrest former Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) chairman Lien Chan (連戰) and People First Party Chairman James Soong (宋楚瑜) for treason when they collaborated with China right after the 2004 elections? Why didn't he stand up then?

Is this a fortunate accident, or was it all a cunning scheme from the start?

"Wait until I'm a lame duck, then make all the changes I possibly can, knowing that my successor can't work quickly enough to undo my changes before Taiwanese get a taste of international recognition of nationhood. By then it will be too late!" (Demonic laugh in the background.)

One can only wish it had happened sooner. But maybe it really is better late than never.

Shervin Marsh

Lotung, Ilan County

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