White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Monday that it’s natural for World War II veterans to feel “personally embittered” by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s impending visit to Pearl Harbor, but they should get over it. The Japanese Prime Minister announced yesterday that he will not apologize.
“We must never repeat the tragedy of the war,” Abe said. “I would like to send this commitment. At the same time, I would like to send a message of reconciliation between Japan and the U.S.”
Stuff it Abe. More than 2300 American service people died in this surprise attack that brought us into war.
Abe announced Monday that he would become the first Japanese leader to visit the Hawaiian naval station since it was bombed by Imperial Japan on Dec. 7, 1941. The visit is in response to Obama’s visit to Hiroshima, the site of the first atomic bomb drop.
Josh Earnest, who never served, audaciously told the World War II vets, “If I were a World War II veteran who was drafted by the United States military to go and fight for our country overseas in the aftermath of the Pearl Harbor attack, I might feel quite embittered,” Earnest said. “And I think it would be a perfectly natural and understandable human reaction to not be particularly satisfied with the words of the Japanese Prime Minister.”
But, Earnest said those people who feel “personal bitterness” should set aside their feelings for the greater good of the U.S.
Well, for the greater good, he should tell the left to just get over Trump winning.
Spoken like someone who is very disrespectful. He doesn’t want to leave his position without proving his lack of worth. Perhaps he doesn’t know the Japanese didn’t follow the Geneva Convention and committed atrocities. Someone who went through it can make up his or her own mind about when to get over it.
This administration can not be the moral arbiter of anything.
This is the administration that closed down the WWII open air memorial in DC, pretending Obama had to do it because the government was shut down.
I was in DC in 2013 when the veterans came to take down the temporary barriers put around the memorial by this president and his minions. The WWII veterans, now aged and sickly, traveled with charitable groups to see the memorial.
“And so, yes, there may be some who feel personally embittered,” he added. “But I’m confident that many will set aside their own personal bitterness, not because they’re personally satisfied by the words of the Prime Minister, but because they recognize how important this moment is for the United States.”
For what it’s worth, Abe said that he would “mourn the souls of the victims” of Japan’s surprise attack with Obama during his visit later this month.
It’s not worth much Josh.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won’t apologize for Japan’s attack when he visits the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor later this month, the government spokesman said Tuesday.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said that “the purpose of the upcoming visit is to pay respects for the war dead and not to offer an apology,” Fox News reported.
STHU Josh. Men who suffered in that war can get over it or not and don’t need your fortune cookie advice.
The anniversary of Pearl Harbor is tomorrow. Great timing for all this.
Quotes are from The Daily Mail