America’s Moral 9/10/07
Before Hurricane Katrina destroyed New Orleans two years ago, Mandeville was a small sleepy Southern town in Louisiana. This population has tripled with new residents from the Hurricane’s beaten path. This area is 98% white a Christian Republican State. People are gentle, caring and somewhat obese. We have several Southern Baptist churches and Catholic churches in our town and every Sunday morning the churches are filled with worshippers. This is a bell ringing Christian town.
Recently, I met a Southern Baptist Church minister in my swimming club. We were talking about the on-going Iraq war and past wars in general. During our conversation, this minister said that his moral is higher than mine. I asked why he thinks this, his answer astonished me. He said because he has faith in his Lord Jesus and he reads the Holy Bible every day. “So, you think you are superior to me?” There was no answer. He became nervous, got out of the water and walked away quickly, mumbling that he wanted to pray.
July 30th 2007, The U.S. House of Representatives led by Chairman Tom Lantos and Mike Honda of California, Democrats passed the so called resolution “Comfort Women.” It called on Japan to apologize for forcing thousands of women into sexual servitude to its soldiers during and before World War II. It was a 10 to 0 voice vote. Upon hearing the news, I wondered “where are the rest of the 425 Congressmen?” “Who are those ten Representatives who yelled “Yea” so eagerly?”
I instantly knew that the Japanese public would be angry with the resolution and this feeling would not go away so quickly. The reason for their anger is simple the resolution has given a dirty image to all citizens of modern Japan. This resolution is based on unreliable records that are “far from the truth”.
In April, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed his sympathy towards these wartime prostitutes at a White House press conference; he was following the advice given to him by Mr. Michael Green; assistant National Security Advisor. Mr. John Thomas Schieffer, the U.S. Ambassador to Japan was another person who told the P.M. that an apology was necessary. To become involved in argument is a waste of precious time. I believe this issue must be presented in the U.S. Court of Law, not in a U.S. Legislative institution.
Mr. Mike Honda, Mr. Tom Lantos and Madam Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, Democrats, scolded Japan in front of the entire world. They sounded like the Baptist minister in my Mandeville swimming club. What are they saying that their moral is higher than that of the Japanese?
I ask the moral members of the House, “Why did you bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki, targeting and killing 180 thousand civilians, the majority were women and children?” Robert Joseph the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty Undersecretary of State said in July, the same month when the resolution passed, that the two atomic bombings saved one million people’s lives. His remarks outraged the Japanese public. Some Japanese politicians began discussing the need for Japan to obtain nuclear arms with her 105 tons of plutonium in stock and use Japan’s superior technological advantages to manufacture them.
On September 5th, 2007, the same US House of Representatives passed another resolution “The Strong Security Alliance between Japan and the United States.” This time, it was an electronic vote a unanimous decision. 405 Yea - 0 Nay. Wow! Wow! Wow! It’s Amazing! You slapped our face and now want to hug?
It is reported in the Japanese media, that the US worries about Japan’s commitment towards anti-terrorism coalition forces. The extension of a special law will have to pass on November 1, 2007. Are the Americans worrying about losing their best friend and ally in security and economy issues?
We Japanese accept the generous “Praise Japan” Resolution. We would like to express our thanks to Congressman Jim Saxton of New Jersey Republican.
If the U.S. Congress thinks that this second Resolution would earn Japan’s hearts and minds which have been seriously wounded, you folks are quite naive. The Bay Area Liberals and others who voted for the “Comfort Women” Resolution are Japan’s adversaries.
There is one solution to end the long lasting negative effect of the unfair and unpopular resolution inflicted on America and Japan relations. It is to remove the “Comfort Women” Resolution once and for all. In addition, I can assure you that it will be productive for both nations to get rid of Mr. Mike Honda and Mr. Tom Lantos of California Democrat immediately.
Nobuyoshi Ozaki : Spokesman for Nippon Falcons League
(The two Lower House Resolutions has passed within 36 days)
1) Comfort Women H. Res.121 7/30/07 : This is a condemnation of Japan.
2) Praising Japan H. Res.508 9/5/07 : This is a love call.
September 5, 07, Congressman Falemavaeaga of Samoa begged Madam Nancy Pelosi to pass the "Praise Japan" Resolution, hoping Japan to extend the special anti-terrorism law on November 1, 07. The law is to combat terrorism by proｖiding major logistical support for United States and coalition forces in the Indian Ocean in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.(Japan proｖides 1/3 of the fuel needs for the United States Navy in the Indian Ocean. That is one hundred and twenty two million gallons of crude petroleum since 2002)
*** September 10, 07, the major Japanese pollster reported that 29% supports the extension of the law, 40% opposes it and 29% undecided. (Yomiuri Shimbun News) ***
*** Congratulations, Mr. Mike Honda, Mr. Tom Lantos and Madam Nancy Pelosi. The Japanese public dislikes your kind of people. ***