Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise attack killed 2,403 Americans, and brought the U.S. into WWII.

Many veterans are unhappy about Japanese PM’s visit to Pearl Harbor, but Earnest suggests the vets should get over their bitterness for the greater good.

I’m not sure about that, but here’s another suggestion: Maybe the Democrats need to get over their bitterness over Hillary losing the election.

You know, for the “greater good of the U.S.”

Via Blaze.

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.

…during the daily White House press briefingMonday, Earnest was asked about Abe’s decision to visit Pearl Harbor — which will come shortly after the 75th anniversary of the attack — and how veterans should feel about it, namely because Japan has refused to apologize for the attack.

“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….

From the movie “Pearl Harbor”

Pearl Harbor survivor: What I saw aboard the USS Arizona on December 7, 1941

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  1. Rob_W says:

    The days of idiotic comments coming out of the White House are quickly coming to an end.

  2. VelvetHammer says:

    Well. They already “put aside” more for the greater good of the U.S. by the time they were 19 than Mr. Ernst has or ever will. For him to even try and put himself in their shoes and have the audacity to tell these heros how they should feel and what to put aside, is disgraceful.
    This speaks volumes. This lack of honor and respect for our hero’s coming out of the White House on this day in particular makes me very sad. Not suprised, but sad. It does reflect the smallness of these people, that’s for sure.
    Thank goodness this level of low is almost over.

  3. MACVEL says:

    It is very like a man at a meeting of incest survivors, telling them to “get over it.” Another reminder that Obama hates us.

  4. Alain41 says:

    Liberal bias alert. Earnest said ‘drafted’. Implying resentment at being forced to do the right thing and go to war, and now they are resentful at once again doing the right thing for the good of the country. Of the 10 million WWII inductees, quick web search returns that 80% enlisted. My bet is that the ratio is similar for those upset with PM Abe’s upcoming visit. Liberals haven’t a good grasp on citizens.

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