Monday, June 23, 2008

President Bush & President Kim Dae-Jung Meet in Seoul

I came across this transcript of President Bush and President Kim Dae-Jung's meeting from 2002, and obviously a lot of time has passed since then but there are some interesting things to note, not just in what they say, but how they say it. President Kim Dae Jung's tone seems more respectful almost while Bush seems like he is talking to just any friend at a bbq. Also, I suppose that this quote was not meant to be sarcastic, but reading it in english is rather funny, Kim Dae Jung says " I would like to warmly welcome President Bush and thank him for taking time out of the war against terrorism to visit our country." I found it sarcastic and funny, but im sure that is not the way it was meant. The entire transcript is basically them saying how important their alliance is rather than actually saying anything of substance, which is telling. There really does not seem to be much to say, because America does have such an influence in most South Korean actions. It is worth taking a look at

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