From Kim Dae-shik, a physics professor at Seoul National University to the head of the US Forces Korea :

Dear General Leon J. LaPorte
As a man who has barely entered the current established generation, I would like to open this letter with an apology. Despite the comments aired on a CBS’s ’60 Minutes’ report, the majority of Koreans want the United States Forces Korea to remain in the country. If Kim Jong Il (I wonder if I should call him chairman) starts a war, I will fight against his soldiers regardless of whether the USFK is still here, or the Status of Forces Agreement is revised.
Most of those who demand the withdrawal of the USFK belong to the younger generation. Apparently we have failed to teach these people how to think, to be open minded, and have a sense of humor. Rather than this, we may have encouraged a wrongly perceived pride rising from a sense of inferiority.
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  1. STWC,
    Can you give us any context for this letter? How typical you think the opinions expressed are?
    thanks,
    The person formerly known as Geodog

  2. I’ve got to go out to look for new apartment, Geodog, but I plan to have a few beers this evening, and will try to sit down and flesh out the post with some context while I do so …

  3. Two things.
    You should also be careful of ugly Koreans living in the United States
    What does that mean?
    And, Kim Jong Il is a better thinker than Bush, but evil and not sane at the same time?
    Wow. Straight shooter.

  4. Sorry to be totally off topic but… Yo bosco Pics? remember đŸ™‚ figured you would probably see this before any email. (delete this post if you want np.)
    ashes

  5. Woohooo! I’m too drunk to care!
    *feigns hanging of head in shame for a second or two, then jumps up and starts dancing the happy anti-intuhlekchool dance o’ joy, singing Ramones lyrics*

  6. The US is such an easy target. This guy Dae-shik nails some topics right on the head. Ultimately his insight won’t matter unless the younger generation of MANY different cultures comes to the same understandings. The US leadership really sucks, but there are many others (cultures/leaders/governments) that are a hell of a lot worse. Most people will choose to focus on the easy target. – Greed, envy, and unrealistic expectations hover around the largest pile of money…

  7. Open Letter

    EmptyBottle: “If Kim Jong Il (I wonder if I should call him chairman)
    starts a war, I will fight against his soldiers regardless of whether
    the USFK is still here, or the Status of Forces Agreement is revised.”

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