Friday, September 15, 2006

Admiring War Criminals is Morally Bankrupt

'Paying one's respect to war criminals is morally bankrupt and unworthy of a great nation such as Japan, said Congressman Tom Lantos, the ranking Democrat on the Congressional International Relations committee. Republican Congressman Henry Hyde, the chair of the committee joined to criticize Japanese leaders for the shrine visit, as well as history textbook revisions to downplay atrocities committed by Japan during WWII.

Japan's prime minister Junichiro Koizumi led annual official visits to the Yasujuni Shrine, where convicted WWII war criminals were honored.

Bloomberg

1 comment:

James said...

It's great to post complaints about the Japanese honoring war criminals when you've got "long live Chairman Mao" on the sidebar of your page.

http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/dictators/mao/