11.22.2007

Smooth Move

Here's hoping your Thanksgiving turns out better than it did for 8,000 U.S. sailors the Chinese government decided to use as political pawns:

The 8,000-member crew was due in Hong Kong on Wednesday for a four-day visit to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.

Some were planning to join family members who had flown in from the United States, Japan and the Philippines. While the ships were nearby in the South China Sea, the Chinese Foreign Ministry issued a “last-minute” refusal of the port call, the State Department said.

Enjoy the day with your family members. Or, if you can't be with the ones you love...