"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." Theodore Roosevelt
Discussing China's military modernization, he said that China's upgrade of its military technology was a threat to countries across Asia. "Since no nation threatens China, one wonders: Why this growing investment?" Mr. Rumsfeld said.Unfortunately, he is focused on the wrong problem. China is indeed on the verge of posing a major threat to U.S. power and could potentially dominate parts of the developing world. [June 2005]
The US does not view China's rise as a threat, and "it has more positives than negatives" in the US-China relations, said the US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at a press conference held in Beijing on July 10, 2005, according to International Finance News.