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At 05:34 PM 2/3/02 EST, Jhk789@aol.com wrote:
>It is true that Rhee met MacA in Tokyo in 1949 too.
>But, as I said Rhee probably met MacA when he
>stopped in Tokyo on his return to Seoul in Oct. 1945.
>MacA provided his personal plane for Rhee's trip.
>And then MacA was a guest speaker at Rhee's
>inauguration in Seoul, 8/1948.
>My source is Cumings and Enclyclopedia of K.W.
Thanks, John. However, the mere fact that MacArthur played toWashington by
providing his plane to Rhee and that MacArthur played to Washington by
appearing at his inauguration means precisely nothing. It merely means
that MacArthur, good soldier that he was, did as his masters wished.
If you wish to establish some closer support of Rhee by MacArthur than what
the official record shows, well, instead of quoting the embarrasingly
defecting Cumings, I would ask for something of more substance. I would
suggest that you spend soime time in the archives (Suitland, Norfolk,
Lexington, &c) and see what you might find. Many and repetitive searches
by others have revealed nothing, but this MIGHT be your lucky day!
And, again, you might want to spend a quiet afternoon studying the
differences in the US between the State Department, the Defense Department,
and the White House. Three different entities which, unfortunately for the
peace of the world, often do not see eye-to-eye.
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