Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Mrs. Clinton Announces Permanent Alliance With South Korea

"We will stand with you in this difficult hour and we will stand with you always," said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently in Seoul, prompting Doug Bandow to ask, "Always? Whatever for?" — How Much Longer?

Such talk must would have horrified the Father of Our Country, who wrote, "It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world" — George Washington's Farewell Address. I hope Madame Secretary didn't get any ideas misreading this article by yours truly — America's Permanent, Entangling Alliance With Korea.

As a resident of Korea, having her interests at heart, I cannot help but be disturbed by Mr. Bandow's suggestion that she is following in the mistaken footsteps of her imperial protector: "Unfortunately, Seoul appears to have begun shifting its gaze to regional and international military missions, leaving it more vulnerable at home."

[link via The Marmot's Hole]

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