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Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Evil

Jeff Harrell says:
The war on terror is no more about Osama bin Laden than World War II was about Tojo.
Speaking of Hideki Tojo, his granddaughter Yuko Tojo, president of the Tokyo-based Environment Solution Institute, recently defended him on TV, claiming Japan was not fighting "a war of aggression" in the 1930s and 1940s.

Tojo's granddaughter claims the Japanese invasion of China was merely a defense of Japanese interests, and Japan's war against the United States was fought in its own self-defense.

(I pause a moment to recall the Rape of Nanking.)

Let us hope that, 60 years after we arrest bin Laden, his grandchildren are not still making excuses for his atrocities.

Let us further hope that, unlike Tojo, bin Laden doesn't ultimately bear responsibility for the brutal and wholly unecessary deaths of many hundreds of thousands of innocent people, very many of them children.

For more on the Rape of Nanking, go to here or here, if you can stand it.

Posted by Amy Ridenour at 2:02 AM

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