Korea: I wouldn't be so quick to count on South Korea to be on the US's side. From the little time I spent in South Korea, there is the feeling that the US is the reason that so many families are separated from their relatives in North Korea. Just like all people anywhere, they want to see one Korea, one people, united. Their newly elected leader will have to take that into account.
Russia: Wouldn't be too sure about this one either. The other day, it was Russia,Germany, and one other country (France maybe?) that came out and stated that the US is wrong for sayint that the evidence presented by Saddam was not credible. Not only that, but Russia has just stepped up plans for further trade and business with the middle east.
Japan: I could see the Japanese being on our side, but there is also still the memory of what our country did to Japan. True enough though, the Koreans and Japanese do NOT get along at all. So to me, Japan's a toss up that could go either way. When 9/11 happened, they interviewed a political figure in Japan and asked for his reaction. He said that the world now sees that the US is not the unflappable superpower that everyone thought, and he did have attitude when he said it.
Bush needs to quit focusing on other things and focus on the War on Terror.
I totally agree!