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Kerry Might Reconsider US Forces Korea Reductions (if elected president): Sandy Berger
Digital Chosunilbo ^ | 9/23/04

Posted on 09/23/2004 5:37:04 PM PDT by Libloather

Kerry Might Reconsider USFK Reductions: Sandy Berger

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Sandy Berger, former White House National Security Advisor and key foreign policy and security advisor to Democratic Party presidential candidate John Kerry, hinted Wednesday that should Kerry win the U.S. presidential election in November, it was possible that the decision to reduce U.S. troops in Korea would be reconsidered.

In a keynote address for an international symposium entitled "Regionalism in Northeast Asia: Opportunities and Challenges," hosted by Johns Hopkins University and the Maeil Business Newspaper, Berger said USFK reductions were inappropriate, claiming that pulling 12,000 troops out of Korea at a time when Koreans were openly raising doubts about the Korea-U.S. relationship was sending a bad signal to Koreans. He said he strongly wondered whether John Kerry, if elected, wouldn't reconsider the reduction.

Berger indicated once again the need for direct talks between the U.S. and North Korea to solve the North Korean nuclear issue, stressing that sitting face-to-face with North Korea was not surrender. On the contrary, he said the U.S. could take a strong position.

He said the two biggest challenges in Northeast Asia were North Korea and Taiwan, and the next U.S. president would have to focus on eliminating North Korea's nuclear weapons development project and make clear to China that the use of arms against Taiwan would not be tolerated.

(Heo Yong-beom, heo@chosun.com)


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: berger; docs; doctheft; kerry; kerryforeignpolicy; might; nkorea; reconsider; reductions; sandy; sandyberger; sandyburglar; skorea; stillnotinprison; thief; usfk
Sounds like Berger may still be advising the Effin' Kerry campaign...
1 posted on 09/23/2004 5:37:05 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Sandy Burgler should be under house arrest.


2 posted on 09/23/2004 5:37:53 PM PDT by Bahbah (Proud member of the pajamahadeen)
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To: Libloather

Why isn't the sock stuffer in jail yet?


3 posted on 09/23/2004 5:38:02 PM PDT by exit82 (Righteousness exalts a nation...... Proverbs 14:34)
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To: Libloather

He is not in jail.


4 posted on 09/23/2004 5:38:30 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Rather calls Saddam "Mister President" and calls President Bush "bush")
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To: Libloather

A reason is SK send 3000 troops to Iraq , so Kerry hate SK .


5 posted on 09/23/2004 5:39:37 PM PDT by Nepalis (Bomb to Fallujah , everyday)
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To: Nepalis

That isn't you in the picture, is it?


6 posted on 09/23/2004 5:41:32 PM PDT by The Old Hoosier (Right makes might.)
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To: Libloather
Funny how the Left demands an exit strategy from Iraq now but is willing to prolong the Korean exit strategy past the half century mark.
7 posted on 09/23/2004 5:41:48 PM PDT by Polybius
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To: Libloather

Sandy Burglar is STILL Kerry's Advisor??? That ALONE shows Kerry doesn't have the sense he was born with.


8 posted on 09/23/2004 5:41:58 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Libloather
AMERICAN JUSTICE IS A JOKE while Berger is free.

There Are two Americas. One for us, and the other for them.



Edwards was correct: There are two Americas.

"WELCOME TO THE REAL AMERICA WHERE CRIMINALS GET TO BE
CELEBRITIES AND CELEBRITIES GET AWAY WITH MURDER."
"TO DIE FOR" Columbia Pictures

9 posted on 09/23/2004 5:42:17 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Cuius rei demonstrationem mirabilem sane detexi hanc marginis exiguitas non caperet.)
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To: Libloather

Who is Sandy Berger?


10 posted on 09/23/2004 5:42:26 PM PDT by bikepacker67 (Sandy wasn't stuffing his socks, he was stuffing A sock.)
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To: Libloather

Why - so they can be nuked by the North?


11 posted on 09/23/2004 5:42:47 PM PDT by SteveMcKing
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To: Libloather

I thought that Berger was no longer advising the Kerry campaign. We need to scream about this. Also, what happened to the investigation into Sockgate?


12 posted on 09/23/2004 5:42:48 PM PDT by Galena Nevada
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To: Libloather

Michael M. Bates: My Side of the Swamp

13 posted on 09/23/2004 5:42:54 PM PDT by Mike Bates (You're getting drowsy. You will buy my book, you will buy my book, you will buy my book. . .)
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To: Libloather

He should be in jail or at least on trial. What is this with him speaking on behalf of Kerry. He was let go.


14 posted on 09/23/2004 5:42:59 PM PDT by rod1
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To: Libloather

I thought he was GONE. If he had any brains at all, he'd keep his mouth shut and a low profile. If attention swings to him again, what with the increased scrutiny of the media, he might find himself in the crosshairs. He'd make a wonderful scapegoat/distraction for C-BS in their time of woe, don't you think?


15 posted on 09/23/2004 5:43:03 PM PDT by Angry Enough
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To: exit82
Why isn't the sock stuffer in jail yet?

Liberals don't go to jail. They get promoted.

16 posted on 09/23/2004 5:43:18 PM PDT by kcordell
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To: Ann Archy

Unbelievable.


17 posted on 09/23/2004 5:43:48 PM PDT by MamaLucci (Libs, want answers on 911? Ask Clinton why he met with Monica more than with his CIA director.)
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To: The Old Hoosier

Right , just a pic .


18 posted on 09/23/2004 5:43:53 PM PDT by Nepalis (Bomb to Fallujah , everyday)
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To: Libloather

Kery has no exit strategy for South Korea!


19 posted on 09/23/2004 5:46:13 PM PDT by airborne (God answers all prayers. Sometimes the answer is ,"No".)
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To: Libloather

> Sandy Berger, former White House National Security
> Advisor and key foreign policy and security advisor
> to Democratic Party presidential candidate John
> Kerry, hinted Wednesday ...

Excellent: this felon-in-waiting is once again
bestowing the Kerry campaign with reminders of
"the most ethical administration in history".


20 posted on 09/23/2004 5:46:13 PM PDT by Boundless
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To: Libloather

I believe that if the North Koreans come across the DMZ in force, we will respond with tactical nukes. We have already depleted our ground force commitment to the ROK with one 2ID brigade having just served a year in Iraq and, I believe, another 2ID brigade slated for Stryker conversion stateside.


21 posted on 09/23/2004 5:47:48 PM PDT by Screaming Eagle Red Leg
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To: Libloather

Who told him he could open up his pie hole??


22 posted on 09/23/2004 5:48:09 PM PDT by mabelkitty (Watch for a CBS employee in a trench coat going by DeepWord.....)
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To: Libloather
Looks like the S. Korean effort to keep America in SK by giving Kerry campaign donations is working http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1222450/posts
23 posted on 09/23/2004 5:49:06 PM PDT by WritableSpace
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To: exit82

Actually, this moron helps Bush more by staying out of jail and helping Kerry. With advisers like this, Kerry is certain to lose.


24 posted on 09/23/2004 5:49:17 PM PDT by GLH3IL (What's good for America is bad for liberals.)
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To: Libloather

Too bad the last president didn't pay attention to NK rather than BJs.


25 posted on 09/23/2004 5:51:22 PM PDT by OldFriend (It's the soldier, not the reporter who has given US freedom of the press)
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To: Libloather

Isn't President Bush already addressing the two biggest challenges in Northeast Asia? President Bush is trying to eliminate N. Korea's WMD development (unlike Clinton and Berger who trusted the DPRK to keep its word) and is selling weapons to Taiwan to defend itself should China attack (unlike Clinton and Berger who allowed China to improve their Nuclear targeting ability). I feel much better about a Republican administration handling the security of Taiwan than I do a Democrat one. After all, it was Carter that granted formal diplomatic status to the PRC and told Taiwan to take a hike. Reagan and Bush 41 sold weapons to Taiwan and stressed that we would defend Taiwan should China attack.


26 posted on 09/23/2004 5:51:53 PM PDT by Galena Nevada
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To: Libloather

Thought he resigned...


27 posted on 09/23/2004 5:56:54 PM PDT by Jewels1091
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To: Libloather

Wr can only hope if Bush wins he will FINALLY clean out all the damn Clinton leftovers
AND
Do some serious prosecuting of crimes starting with Sandy Berger's document theft and an investigation into the forged documents for starters

Berger's crime would have never dropped off the radar if he was a GOP operative


28 posted on 09/23/2004 5:57:40 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: Galena Nevada

Didn't this guy go to jail for theft of classifed material? Come on General Ashcroft, let's get this guy off the streets.


29 posted on 09/23/2004 5:57:42 PM PDT by Wardawg (Hanoi John Forgery le Kerrie was here.)
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To: Libloather

.

JOHN KERRY = Enemy of Vietnam Vets

http://www.TheAlamoFILM.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1320

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30 posted on 09/23/2004 6:01:38 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Libloather

Sounds like Berger may still be advising the Effin' Kerry campaign

Is this the same guy that stuffed archived files down his pants, in his socks? Stoled from history? Why would anyone interview him or care what he had to say? He should be in the slammer.


31 posted on 09/23/2004 6:02:18 PM PDT by Gimme
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To: Libloather

"key foreign policy and security advisor to Democratic Party presidential candidate John Kerry"

Yet another reason not to vote Kerry/Edwards. Why is Berger still on the stage? The Clinton administration clown car has rolled back into town and is purging a cavalcade of temporarily forgotten self-promoters itching for a job in the next administration. As I recall Berger, Albright and Holbrook looked the other way during the genocide in Rwanda. They should be permanently banned from public office, yet they keep resurfacing to nothing but praise from the MSM.


32 posted on 09/23/2004 6:20:34 PM PDT by orangelobster
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To: Ann Archy
"Sandy Burglar is STILL Kerry's Advisor??? That ALONE shows Kerry doesn't have the sense he was born with. "

So maybe Freepers weren't so far off about Sandy Burglar being involved in the CBS documents scandal. LOL!

33 posted on 09/23/2004 6:25:35 PM PDT by mass55th (Kerry: Classless and clueless!!!)
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To: Polybius

Even more funny is how at this point in the campaign, Kerry mystically takes the opposite approach on every single thing Bush is doing or has done. How transparent. This guy is just an empty suit. He doesn't just have a broken moral compass, he never had one in the first place.


34 posted on 09/23/2004 6:45:45 PM PDT by MCH
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To: Libloather

That's right. September is month 9, odd numbered. Last month it was ganz verboten to reduce troop strength in SK. That was an even-numbered month. See - it's consistent.


35 posted on 09/23/2004 7:00:16 PM PDT by Dilbert56
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To: Bahbah
Sandy Burgler should be under house arrest.

I'll vote for:"Sandy Burgler should be under A HOUSE"...

36 posted on 09/23/2004 7:04:01 PM PDT by musicman
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To: Libloather

Kerry campaign just got caught taking taking money from Korean intelligence sources!

He's already paying dividends for S. Korea. With American boys.

What a whore Kerry is.


37 posted on 09/23/2004 7:40:34 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er ({about the news media} "We'll tell you any sh** you want hear" : Howard Beale --> NETWORK)
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To: Libloather
Reducing troops in S. Korea sends the wrong signal.
but
Reducing troops in Iraq sends the right signal ?

Kerry was FOR troop reductions in S. Korea before he was against them.

I will have significant, enormous reduction in the level of troops," Kerry told ABC's "This Week" on Aug. 1. "I think we can significantly change the deployment of troops [in Iraq], not just there but elsewhere in the world. In the Korean peninsula perhaps, in Europe perhaps. There are great possibilities open to us. But this administration has very little imagination."
38 posted on 09/23/2004 7:50:46 PM PDT by stylin19a (Of all the things i have lost in my life, I miss my mind the most.)
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To: Libloather

This fails to articulate a rationale for keeping troops in S. Korea. S. Korea is a mature nation with a huge economy and more than enough resources to defend itself from an attack from the North. Removing troops does not deminish the US ability to deter a Northern attack. Don't our most recent military engagements with large, conventional forces tell us that airpower can cripple mechanized units at range?. The South can and must handle their own ground defense and are more than capable. Just like Germany, they have a significant % of their population who don't want us there. I say fine. Time for the boys to come home.


39 posted on 09/23/2004 8:17:24 PM PDT by Owl558 (Pardon my spelling)
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To: Fedora; Shermy; TigerLikesRooster; tallhappy; Howlin; Cindy; Alamo-Girl; Travis McGee; Squantos

get a load of this.


40 posted on 09/23/2004 8:55:11 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: Libloather
MAY 2004 : (AFTER MEETING WITH JOHN KERRY FUNDRAISERS INCLUDING RICK YI, SOUTH KOREAN INTELLIGENCE AGENT CHUNG BYUNG-MAN IS SENT BACK TO SOUTH KOREA)A South Korean man who met with Sen. John Kerry's fund-raisers to discuss creating a new political group for Korean-Americans was an intelligence agent for his country, raising concerns among some U.S. officials that either he or his government may have tried to influence this fall's election.
    South Korean officials and U.S. officials said that Chung Byung-man, a consular officer in Los Angeles, actually worked for South Korea's National Intelligence Service.
 A spokesman for the South Korean Consulate said Mr. Chung was sent home in May amid "speculation" he became involved with the Kerry campaign and Democratic Party through contacts with fund-raiser Rick Yi and that his identity couldn't be discussed further. ...  
  Kerry campaign spokesman Chad Clanton said the Massachusetts senator's campaign did not know Mr. Chung was an intelligence agent or that Mr. Yi, one of the campaign's key fund-raisers in the Asian-American community, was meeting with him until it was brought to light.   
 A South Korean government official in Seoul and two longtime U.S. officials in Washington, both speaking on the condition of anonymity because Mr. Chung's intelligence work is classified, told the Associated Press that Mr. Chung worked for South Korea's NIS, the country's CIA equivalent.   
  The U.S. officials said Mr. Chung had registered with the Justice Department as a friendly foreign intelligence agent on U.S. soil, and that his activities had raised concern he or his government had tried to influence the fall presidential election through "extracurricular activities."    
 The FBI has not begun a formal counterintelligence investigation because Mr. Chung left the United States in May, the officials said. ---- "Korean met Kerry fund-raisers," Washington Times, Wednesday, September 22, 2004, http:/www.washtimes.com/national/20040921-105146-8483r.htm via http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1223245/posts
41 posted on 09/23/2004 8:59:03 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: piasa

Thanks for the ping!


42 posted on 09/23/2004 9:11:15 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: piasa

If Kerry was elected, he would probably send troops to fight *for* North Korea.

We need to keep an eye on Berger. There's an even bigger scandal there than Rathergate.


43 posted on 09/24/2004 12:05:45 AM PDT by Fedora
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To: Libloather

When is Berger going to be indicted? I see he's spouting off his World Communist fat mouth again...the Left is pure, unadulterated, evil. Elitists destroying America, the last and only Great Republic...for their personal power. There's a word for this...


44 posted on 09/24/2004 12:08:15 AM PDT by ApesForEvolution (You will NEVER convince me that Muhammadanism isn't a veil for MASS MURDERS. Save your time...)
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To: Libloather

Unbelievable that he's still shilling for Kerry.


45 posted on 09/24/2004 2:45:29 AM PDT by NYCVirago
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