Foreign News: Exasperated Onlooker

In a London restaurant, a tweedy Englishman remarked to his dinner companion: "It's a peculiar thing about Americans, they are always letting off machine guns by mistake . . . They used to in Chicago, they did when I was with them in France, and now in Koje. Trigger-happy, I believe they call it."

In remarks such as these, and in some that were made more formally, Britons showed their heightening exasperation last

week over the Korean situation, an exasperation which most often took the form of blaming it all on the U.S. Like the run of the U.S. press,...

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