Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Korea Times Article, N. Korean General Scorns Bush

There is no direct link to this article, it's on koreatimes.co.kr

N. Korean General Scorns Bush
By Jung Sung-ki
Staff Reporter

Tuesday’s inter-Korean military talks got off to an unusual start with the chief of the North Korean delegation recalling an Internet joke about U.S. President George W. Bush.

Shortly after the meeting began, Lt. Gen. Kim Young-chul of North Korea started proceedings by telling a joke at Bush’s expense called ``Saving the President.’’

The story was about Bush who, going out jogging one morning, is so preoccupied with international affairs that he fails to notice a car heading straight for him.

A group of schoolchildren pull the president away just in time, saving his life. Bush offers them anything they want as a reward.

``We want a place reserved for us at Arlington National Cemetery,’’ say the children. ``Why is that?’’ Bush asks. ``Because our parents will kill us if they find out what we've done.’’

South Korea’s chief delegate Maj. Gen. Jung Seung-jo appeared befuddled but defended Bush, saying the fact that such humor about the president is circulating freely on the Internet reflects how democracy works in the United States.

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