Well, well, well. President Roh, still giddy from his recent meeting with Kim Jong-il, had this to say about the Northern Limit Line:
“There are people in this country who think the NLL issue is directly related to territory,” Roh told reporters. “That’s an idea that is sure to mislead the public.” He said the South Korean Constitution states that the North is also Korean territory and therefore the North is an entity that “we should cooperate with, not confront.” “Why call a line drawn within the same territory a territorial border and have concerns for territorial sovereignty?” he asked. “Isn’t this a confusing term for everyone?”
Mr. President, with all due respect, I think you’re the only one that’s confused. With that statement, you’ve spit on the sailors who bravely gave up their lives and dreams to defend that line. Oh, maybe you didn’t hear about that, since you didn’t bother to show up for the fifth anniversary memorial service for those very sailors. You’re so eager to kiss ass and make your small, insignificant mark on history that you’re willing to make a mockery of the sacrifices that your young men in uniform made and are still making to this very day. Shame on you, Mr. President.
Update: I see I’m not the only one that was upset over Roh’s remarks.
1 comment by Dumpling...
Pretty much the only place I read about Korean politics is on this blog and I have to say Roh makes me sicker and sicker with each passing news item that I read about him. He is absolutely delusional. To the point that I have to either question his intelligence, mental health, or ulterior motives (or a combination of all three?!). I don’t claim to be astute in the topic of world history or world events, but Roh just doesn’t jell. I don’t think you have to be a brain-box to see that. I sincerely hope and pray that his opinions and views are not representative of the majority of the South Korean people. Without a doubt, if Roh were an American politician he would be up the ass of Al Gore, Barack Obama, Ted Kennedy and all the rest of the bleeding-heart democrats who are just as mindless and delusional about the state of the world as Roh appears to be. His attitude towards Kim Jong-il and the North is parallel to the attitudes of most American democrats towards Islamic fascism. He would fit right at home with the American blue state-ers and their philosophy of “let’s hold hands and seek understanding” with violent oppressors and dictators. Roh needs to go…and quick!