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.”
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….