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Wednesday, June 08, 2005

US / Korea relationship beyond the point of return?

A U.S. academic on Wednesday warned if the estrangement between Seoul and Washington deepens it may become impossible to heal.

Johns Hopkins University academic Don Oberdorfer was discussing the upcoming Korea-U.S. summit during a debate entitled, "North Korean Nuclear Issue and the Future of Six-Party Talks," hosted by the Korea Press Foundation at the Seoul Press Center. He said he hoped the summit would become an opportunity for the two sides to carefully listen to one another.

This is what I'm afraid of. Has Korea gone to far to recover? It seems that everytime Roh opens his mouth, the relationship between Korea and the US gets worse. I just wonder if it can last Roh's term until someone else takes the helm, hopefully someone who is a bit more politically saavy.