Friday, June 01, 2007

South Korea like Iraq?

President Bush wants our presence in Iraq to be similar to that of South Korea?

"The Korean model is one in which the United States provides a security
presence, but you've had the development of a successful democracy in South
Korea over a period of years, and, therefore, the United States is there as a
force of stability," Snow told reporters.

Two problems with the comparison. First off, we did not invade South Korea. The situation in Korea is maintaining a "peaceful" existence between North and South Korea. Unless Bachmann's plan is absolutely true, a divided up Iraq, would create problems that pale in comparison to what we have experienced in South Korea.

Ever been near an Army base in South Korea? We, our government, has turned those areas into cesspools of prostitution, sexual slavery and other debauchery. Imagine how popular we will be when we bring that to Iraq.

Secondly, we're not as popular in South Korea as the Bushies paint us to be. The year I was over there was filled with large anti-American protests in Seoul and the small Korean village we were stationed near. Tens of thousands of Korean college students would take to the streets on a regular basis, protesting our occupation of Korea.

Most weekends were also laden with threats of soldier kidnappings.

Ever been hit by a rotten tomato and other rotten veggies and stuff? It's not a fun experience.

Our popularity has fallen over the years as American forces continue a stronghold on popular places in major Korean cities.

Plus, it helps that President Bush is looking at Iraq through the same covered military bino's he peered at North Korea through back in 2002.

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