Korean Whining: The Price of Dependence on America - by Doug Bandow: "Many Koreans blame the captives, and some of them have begun criticizing Washington. In their view, it is America's fault that the Republic of Korea sent troops to Afghanistan. And it is America's fault that Kabul has not conceded the Taliban's demands. Family members have met with U.S. diplomatic personnel to request American aid. Protestors have been holding candlelight vigils outside of the U.S. embassy. Signs included such messages as 'Bush: Don't kill, negotiate' and 'Americans = human beings; Koreans = flies.' A parliamentary delegation raced to Washington to lobby for U.S. action."