Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe decided to visit Pearl Harbor on the anniversary of the Japanse attack this year. This decision has angered many WWII vets, a sentiment White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says they should get over:
“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.
“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.”
Maybe Earnest would feel a bit bitter himself if he were around when Japan decided to drag the United States into WWII. Of course, context and respect for the military were never one of the Obama administration’s strong suits.
Source: The Blaze