Monday, May 21, 2007

On Communist China's poisonous exports

I've been keeping track of the growing horror of Communist China's exports of poison grain products, cough medicine ingredients, and now, toothpaste. I have wondered how long this would take to hit the American political scene. Well, Jim Geraghty at National Review Online has noticed:
The discovery of all kids of toxic, poisonous, and horrific substances in food and related products from China will benefit Duncan Hunter's campaign, as he's been taking the hardest stance on China and foreign imports.

Indeed it will, and indeed it should, since as Geraghty himself noted: "we generally have no idea what is in the stuff we're importing, and the Chinese sure as heck aren't keeping a close eye on it." Duncan Hunter's tough stand on Communist China was the reason I endorsed him in the first place. Now we know it isn't just about foreign policy, human rights, or trade economics; this has literally become a life-and-death issue.

Cross-posted to Bloggers for Hunter

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