Over at Reason, this on South Korea:

When you still have 28,500 U.S. troops in a country more than a half-century after their original reason for being there, the local population will tend to take less responsibility for its own safety, and tend to take external threats less seriously, while exaggerating the nefariousness of its foreign protector. South Korea is more than rich enough to provide for its own defense, at which time you might see an altogether different set of attitudes.

Matt Welch is right. This people act like spoiled, rebellious teenagers living under their parents' roofs. Why the h*ll are we still in Korea? The war ended 57 years ago. I don't think having all those troops there reduces North Korea's threat to us. We should just pack up and leave.