75 Years

75 years ago we were taught a very important lesson, that an enemy can strike us anytime, anywhere.

And now I guess there’s some sort of kerfluffle because Abe won’t “apologize” during his historic trip to Pearl

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.”

Abe announced late Monday that he would have a summit meeting with President Barack Obama in Hawaii and visit Pearl Harbor. He will be the first Japanese leader to go to the site of the Japanese attack that propelled the United States into World War II.

Why should he? I sure as hell don’t want the US to apologize for attacks we made. It was a war. They made a calculated decision that by striking first they could knock us out.

Happily we were very very lucky and they were mistaken.

2 Responses to “75 Years”

  1. Gunslinger says:

    Neither Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nor modern day Japan has anything for which to apologize. Imperial Japan was soundly defeated and paid for their malfeasance with extinction.

  2. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Indeed. Let’s stop with the silly “you must apologize” stuff. You did what you did, and we did what we did. If we are lucky, we can forgive each other and be friends again.

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