Ike's gift to the 21st century: North and South Korea

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    And throw Viet Nam on the fire, too. Mister "Military Industrial Complex" guaranteed the US would be in the tinderbox known as southeast Asia for generations.

    The Innocents Abroad: Dwight Eisenhower

     
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    What a load of revisionist crap.

    Good on you to print this shit.
     
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    I guess he thought East and West Berlin, and all the knock offs that followed, would be things we could live with forever.
     
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    Ike... Nixon... Ford... Damn those hippie peacenik republicans!
     
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    D'ya think the cost of two Koreas for sixty years eclipsed anything both Presidents Bush did in the middle east?

    Yeah, I think so.
     
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    Peace? What peace?
     
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    i love it.. boy troll is posting school projects now. :cuckoo:
     
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    In December of 2002 Gary Leupp, associate professor of History at Tufts and head of its Asian Studies Program offered the following 33 (+bonus) question quiz to readers of CounterPunch.

    A couple of sample questions with Gary's answers bolded.

    "6. In August 1945 defeated Japanese forces formally turned over authority in Korea to the broad-based Committee for the Preparation of Korean Independence, led by Lyuh Woon-hyung, which in September proclaimed the Korean People's Republic (KPR). When U.S. forces under Gen. Reed Hodge arrived in Inchon to accept the Japanese surrender, they

    a. ordered all Japanese officials to remain in their posts, refused to recognize Lyuh as national leader, and soon banned all public reference to the KPR

    b. recognized Lyuh as the legitimate head of state

    c. negotiated with Lyuh to facilitate swift attainment of independence of a united Korea

    "8. In August 1948 the U.S.-occupied zone of Korea became the Republic of Korea. The next month, the KPR operating in the north became the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea). Around this time there were many revolts against the U.S.-backed authorities in the south led by supporters of the original KPR. Where was the biggest one?

    a. on Cheju Island, off the south coast of South Korea, where there was minimal Soviet or North Korean influence.

    b. along the North Korean border, organized by communist operatives

    c. in Seoul, led by communist agitators

    Maybe Ike's Korean lesson has to be relearned every other generation until ALL profit is taxed from war?
     
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