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Subject : Hillary Clinton Blasts Korea's Historical Amnesia
Name : ProfessorH Date : 2005-10-27 04:50  View : 2008  : 8  : 8  
Former U.S. First Lady Hillary Clinton said "historical amnesia" among South Koreans about the important role the United States has played in supporting the country's development is putting strain on their longstanding military alliance.

Clinton, a Democratic senator for New York, made the comment on Tuesday during a Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing for new appointees, including Gen. Burwell B. Bell, who is nominated to take over as commander of the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK).

Addressing recent signs of divergence between the wartime allies, Clinton said the relationship between the United States and South Korea is at a "critical juncture."

She argued that the strain in their relationship is due partly to a shift in South Koreans' "understanding of the importance of our position there and what we have done over so many decades to provide them the freedom that they have enjoyed to develop the economy that is now providing so many benefits for South Koreans."

"I think there is a lack of understanding and a sense of historical amnesia," Clinton told the hearing. She said both countries should seek to understand each other and recognize the importance of their alliance.

-full text at http://times.hankooki.com/lpage/200510/kt2005102617254610220.htm


 
69.238.203.*** Stovall [2005-10-27 09:44]
I can picture Stevo, and many others, reading this and saying "Amnesias? What is she talking about? I can't remember the US ever doing anything that had a positive effect on Korea"
151.205.175.*** Stevo [2005-10-27 10:01]
Stovall, are differential equations giving you a hard time these days? Good luck with your fortune telling business.
151.205.175.*** Stevo [2005-10-27 10:05]
Hillary represents typical Americans who don't get why anti-American sentment has risen across the world. You always blame others when things don't go your way.
68.161.24.*** Stevo [2005-10-27 12:49]
If Korea were suffering from historical amnesia, then America would be suffering from habitual Alzheimer's disease.
69.238.203.*** Stovall [2005-10-27 13:31]
Stevo's correct in saying "You always blame others when things don't go your way". That's why he blames America for 100 years of misfortune in Korea.
202.180.83.*** Rob [2005-10-27 18:26]
It is understandable why Hilary thinks the way she does. However, if she is really smart, she also would know they're a minority who cannot win an election anymore brecause of their naivety as
202.180.83.*** Rob [2005-10-27 18:28]
shown on yesterday's election results and the one six months earlier.
141.149.54.*** Stevo [2005-10-28 01:34]
Rob thinks there are only two men in the universe who are not naive, Bush and himself. LOL
141.149.54.*** Stevo [2005-10-28 01:35]
Stovall, I blame America only because it was in charge of Korean affairs and screwed them up. On the other hand, America blames other countries for its own mistakes.
24.193.207.*** nyc [2005-10-29 10:41]
Unfortunately, I have been indoctrinated to suspect Clinton
24.193.207.*** nyc [2005-10-29 10:43]
motives. Whatever she says, can't be right, and must be taken in context with her political ambition.
151.204.158.*** Stevo [2005-10-30 02:22]
Nyc, you are blinded by your political inclination.
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