Tuesday, June 10, 2008

What's The Beef?

Tens of thousands of Koreans have been protesting their government's proposal to relax the ban on U.S. beef imports. Call me cynical, but I suspect that there is something else at work here. I haven't followed Korean domestic opinion, but it wouldn't surprise me if Korean people are just sour on America in general and the beef issue is merely the catalyst for expressing some deep seated anger. After all, there are a lot of Korean immigrants living in the United States and eating the beef here and they haven't come down with mad cow disease. Besides, it's not like we're trying to get the Koreans to eat our tomatoes.

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