By Ray McGovern, August 2, 2022 (8 minutes)
It was worth it. “Biden didn’t want to look ‘soft’ cancelling Pelosi’s Taiwan visit.”
“Former CIA officer Ray McGovern says US President Joe Biden could have prevented US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan but didn’t want to “seem soft” on China with mid-term elections coming up.
“He said Ms Pelosi’s visit is a ‘provocation’.
“’If the Chinese reply, as I think they will, with some rather strong military measures, will that be unprovoked? Sorry, it will be provoked,’ he told Sky News Australia.”