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[LETTERS TO THE EDITOR]Why assist a country that hates Americans?

Feb 18,2003
I noticed that the results of a JoongAng Ilbo poll published in the Feb. 13 edition of JoongAng Daily stated that "57 percent of Koreans want U.S. forces cut or withdrawn." Well as a U.S. citizen I say Koreans should get what they want. I see no reason to provide military support of any kind, shape or fashion to a country that does not want it now or in the future. I say it is time for the United States to revise its foreign policy and let the rest of the world fend for itself.

I am tired of anti-America propaganda. My relatives fought and died in World War II, Korea and Vietnam and some of my friends are currently serving in the U.S. military defending other nations' borders all over the world.

It seems easy for all the other countries to point out all the things that the United States does wrong, but none of them seems to find a way to point out all the good things that we do. I think it is unfair that Americans are labeled as war mongers. Quite frankly it would make me very happy if the United States recalled every single American soldier from around the world.

I harbor no ill will toward any people or any nation in the world, and, therefore, I find it hard to understand how it is that the people of Korea could dislike the people of America so much. Just as other governments do not always make the right decisions, neither does the United States, but that is no reason to pass judgment on the American people as a whole. There is no point in aiding people who dislike you.


by Shawn Gunter


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