The outgoing administration is becoming bolder by the day, and the latest piece of news coming from it is an excellent example.
For the Greatest Generation, December 7, 1941 will forever live in infamy as the day that Japan crossed the Pacific Ocean to launch a sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, killing thousands of military men and women and propelling America straight into the Second World War. The emotional scars from the attack and the war that followed haven’t faded for those who were forced to defend our freedom, so it stands to reason they still hold some resentment from it all.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to visit Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, in what will mark the first time a Japanese leader has been there since the nation declared war against us. The trip is sure to make many WWII veterans quite uneasy, but according to Josh Earnest they just need to get over it because…well, they just do.
Check it out, via BizPac Review:
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said during a press conference Monday it was natural for World War II veterans to be “embittered” about Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Pearl Harbor, but they should get over it for the sake of America.
It was announced Monday that Abe will be the first Japanese leader to visit Pearl Harbor since it was hit by a surprise attack that killed 2,403 Americans and brought the U.S. into World War II. The visit reciprocates President Barack Obama’s visit to Hiroshima earlier this year for the anniversary of the atomic bomb attack on the city.
“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, 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,” Earnest said.
“Yes, there may be some who feel personally embittered,” he said. “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.”
How nice. That’s quite a bold statement from the outgoing administration, but it’s really not surprising.
The manner in which veterans have been treated has been a stain on the Obama administration, so it’s really not at all a shock that it would be so harsh and tell those still holding a grudge from Pearl Harbor to move on.
What Obama and his acolytes need to remember is that freedom isn’t free, and if it weren’t for the sacrifices made by the Greatest Generation, we may all be speaking German or Japanese right now.
Show a little respect already…jeez.