It's hard to nail down what it is about this place that
intrigues me so much. Initially, I was captivated
by the language then increasingly its politics and now I
am trying to understand how they all fit together into
what is one of the world's most complex histories.
Sadly though, just when you think you are starting to
get it, China changes transforms itself yet again and
you're basically right back where you started.
""Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and
so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our
people, and neither do we."
"I want to thank the astronauts who are with us,
the courageous spacial entrepreneurs who set such a wonderful example for the
young of our country."
"Had we to do it over again, we would look at the
consequences of catastrophic success, being so successful so fast that an enemy
that should have surrendered or been done in escaped and lived to fight another