fPresident Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe paid somber tribute here Tuesday to the American service members killed in a surprise attack by the Japanese imperial navy 75 years ago.
The two leaders, dressed in dark suits and ties, presented wreaths and bowed their heads in silent respect during a brief tour of the USS Arizona Memorial that commemorates the U.S. sailors and Marines who perished on the battleship on Dec. 7, 1941. President Franklin D. Roosevelt had called it “a date which will live in infamy.”
Illegal Iraq and Afghanistan Wars
Estimates of casualties (beginning with the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, and the ensuing occupation and insurgency) have come in many forms, and the accuracy of the information available on different types of Iraq War casualties varies greatly.
Various scientific surveys of Iraqi deaths resulting from the first four years of the Iraq War estimated that between 151,000 and over one million Iraqis died as a result of conflict during this time. A later study, published in 2011, estimated that approximately 500,000 Iraqis had died as a result of the conflict since the invasion. Counts of deaths reported in newspapers collated by projects like the Iraq Body Count project found 174,000 Iraqis reported killed between 2003 and 2013, with between 112,000-123,000 of those killed being civilian noncombatants.
This however, doesn’t include the total deaths that resulted from sanctions and femine that indirectly killed many more civilians.
It’s convenient for them to say “Oh, it’s not me. It’s previous administration” when in fact Shinjo Abe didn’t have anything to do with the Pearl Harbor attack, but as a Prime Minister of Japan, he aassumed the responsibility and deal with it like a great leader does.
Nah, those corporate puppets know nothing about integrity and honor. Same as the kind of people who elected them.