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2005-01-05 China-Japan-Koreas
'Bush agreed to visit North Korea'
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Posted by Fred 2005-01-05 00:00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [387 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Roh should go first...And lets hope he's not detained during the visit! His immediate status would however implement detente, in a state of Siege!
Posted by smn 2005-01-05 3:25:18 AM||   2005-01-05 3:25:18 AM|| Front Page Top

#2 It should be noted that Mr. Roh speaks no English and Mr. Bush speaks no Korean. I suspect that what we have here is a case of a simple exchange of courtesies in the hallway being blown out of proportion by the Koreans. I really blame the translators used by the Koreans. This will be the third time that they have bungled it rather badly. The first was when President Bush used the term 'this man' when referring to then President Kim Dae-jung during their meeting in Washington in 2001. The Korean press claimed that President Bush was 'talking down' to President Kim, whereas it was clearly understood by EVERYBODY ELSE that the opposite was intended with President Bush's use of the vernacular. This same incompetence by the Korean translators was demonstrated during President Roh's visit to Washington in 2003 when President Bush commented that President Roh was an 'easy' person to deal with. The Korean translators interpretation was that the term 'easy' was to mean 'naively stupid'.

Yeah, ya just gotta love 'em.
Posted by Michael Sheehan  2005-01-05 11:03:05 PM||   2005-01-05 11:03:05 PM|| Front Page Top

#3 Still not a good as Jimmy Carter's "I lust after your people" (or words to that effect)mis-translation in Poland...
Posted by Pappy 2005-01-05 11:15:52 PM||   2005-01-05 11:15:52 PM|| Front Page Top

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