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Lee versus Lee: A phoney war in Seoul

They're at it again. The two most powerful men in South Korea are at daggers drawn. No, I mustn't exaggerate. But we are witnessing an unexpected and rather undignified hissy fit.

"In the left corner ..." That boxing metaphor won't do. Politically, both Lee Myung-bak and Lee Kun-hee are very much in the Right corner. But neither is boxing clever at the moment.

I don't have to tell you who they are, do I? Nor that these Lees are unrelated. Korea is almost as full of Lees as it is of Kims. Some of the Lees spell it differently, like South Korea's first president, Syngman Rhee. Yet both L and R mislead: the name is actually pronounced as Yi.
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Source: asia times
Tags: political news
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