Obama and his administration has NO respect for those who served our country. It’s safe to say that most, if not all, WWII vets do not want another atomic bomb dropped ever again. Obama sure knows how to get on people’s good side…
The White House says World War II veterans who feel ‘personally embittered’ by Japan’s unprovoked attack on Pearl Harbor should set aside their feelings and welcome Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the military base later this month.
Abe will meet Barack Obama at the 1941 sneak attack, which was described as a day ‘a date which will live in infamy’ for a final summit, just weeks before he hands over power to President-elect Donald Trump.
The Japanese leader has not said whether or not he will apologize for the provocative attack that thrust the United States into the world war.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Monday ‘the kind of sentiment that’s being expressed by the prime minister of Japan is one’ the administration believes ‘would be warmly received by most Americans.’
Earnest told a reporter inquiring about an apology and how it might perceived, ‘I can’t speak for every single American and how they will react to this particular situation.
‘A WWII veteran who was drafted by the U.S. military to go and fight for our country overseas in the aftermath of the Pearl Harbor attack 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.’
The White House official began to make a statement about those veterans, saying, ‘The thing that we know about the Greatest Generation of Americans is that they’re anything….’ but stopped himself mid-sentence.
He paused, restarted and said, ‘I think, we take a risk if we underestimate their patriotism and their capacity to set aside their own personal interests and prioritize the ambition and opportunity of the American people.
‘So yes, there may be some who feel personally embittered, 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.
Adding, ‘And that’s certainly why they qualify to be described as the greatest generation.’
Abe will visit Hawaii on December 26 and 27 for the highly symbolic meeting with Obama. The Japanese PM will pray for the war dead at Pearl Harbor.