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Uhhh... Barak, Hillary ... This Is How It's Done ... They Call It Leadership

Discussion in 'Asian Politics' started by GBFan, May 19, 2014.

  1. GBFan

    GBFan Well-Known Member

    Oct 30, 2013
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    (CNN) -- South Korea's President apologized Monday for a ferry disaster that killed close to 300 people and said she would dismantle the country's coast guard.

    "As the President who should be responsible for people's life and security, I am sincerely apologizing to the people for having to suffer pain," said President Park Geun-hye. "The final responsibility for not being able to respond properly lies on me."

    The Sewol ferry sank en route to Jeju Island on April 16, killing 286 people and leaving 18 others still missing. Most of the passengers were students on a school field trip.

    "As a President, I feel a sense of sorrow for not being able to protect them during their family trip," Park said.

    She slammed the coast guard, saying it "virtually failed to implement its rescue operation."

    "After serious consideration, I've decided to dismantle the coast guard. The investigation and information roles will be transferred to the police while the rescue and salvage operation and ocean security roles will be transferred to the department for national safety which will be newly established," the President said.

    Between tears, she proposed building a monument to the victims and setting aside April 16 as a day to focus on safety.

    "I, again, pray for those who passed away during the incident and express my deep condolence to the families," Park said.
  2. LilAnn

    LilAnn Well-Known Member

    May 30, 2015
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    Wow! A politician who takes responsibility for anything at all is so rare! It is so horrible, what happened. So many people, ya know. It's refreshing to see a president apologize and actually care. No one seems to care about anything but trying to put the blame on someone else. Just look at the BS, and denials, and threats to find the dirty truth that we have had to hear and read about REPEATEDLY, because of Benghazi. No one could just say, "I'm sorry".

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