Friday, April 11, 2008

Today's Reading Assignment

Michael Auslin of the American Enterprise Institute, on opportunities likely to be missed during next week's meeting between President Bush and South Korea's new president, Lee Myung-bak. Between the State Department's latest carrot for Pyongyang, and plans to scuttle a U.S.-ROK free trade agreement, Mr. Lee faces an uphill battle in his Washington talks.

And that's a pity, as Mr. Auslin notes. President Lee is exactly the kind of leader the United States has been looking for in Seoul, after a decade of appeasement policies toward the north. Too bad he won't get the support he needs from a lame duck administration that has grown increasingly short-sighted toward Korea.

An important and timely read, from The Weekly Standard.

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