All Knucklehead Day Award Seven
Our seventh winner today is Chung Dong-Young. He gets the award for the following.
United New Democratic Party presidential candidate Chung Dong-young has opened a can of worms by saying Korea could become a supplier of “international mercenaries” if it extends the mandate of its troops in Iraq. He was voicing opposition to the government’s decision to extend the mandate of the Zaytun Unit in Irbil, northern Iraq, for another year despite an earlier decision to pull out this year.Chung's statement is inexcusible in a country where all men over the age of 18 are subject to compulsory military service. South Korean soldiers are protecting their country from the the North Korean madman. What have you done lately for your country, Mr. Chung? I'll tell you what you done, you Chung Dong-Young have become today's seventh Knucklehead of the Day.
Opposition parties like the Grand National Party, the Democratic Party and the People First Party called Chung’s remarks shocking and thoughtless.
At a general meeting of UNDP lawmakers on Wednesday, Chung slammed GNP presidential candidate Lee Myung-bak’s support for the extended mission, asking Lee to answer if it was “acceptable if the Korean military serves as a supply source of world mercenaries.” He said Korea “should not be seen as a nation that pursues its national interest by selling the blood of young soldiers.”
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