Xinhua published an article commenting on how Obama’s treated Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the U.S.
The article stated, “Facing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe while full of Smiles and with the big ‘gift’ of strengthening Japan-U.S. Defense Cooperation, U.S. President Barack Obama also seemed ‘drunk.’ On the historical issue, Obama tolerates Abe without any principles and has abandoned even the most basic moral bottom line.”
The article continued, “The war Abe is reluctant to face up to also caused great harm to the United States. The Pacific War started with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The U.S. military suffered heavy casualties and also experienced Japan’s inhuman acts.”
“Faced with all this, Obama has chosen silence. At a joint news conference on the 28th following the Japan-U.S. summit talks, even while in the presence of Obama, Abe still sang the same old tune in answering the question about whether he would issue an apology for Japan’s history of aggression and for the ‘comfort women’ issue, saying that he was ‘extremely pained,’ but he avoided apologizing. Isn’t the American government always the self-proclaimed standard-bearer of human rights values? To such acts brazenly challenging the bottom line of human rights and human conscience, Obama was reluctant to express a just stance openly and resolutely in front of the public. Wasn’t lifting the ban on Japan’s military forces while being unwilling to completely correct the errors of history also a potential threat to the United States? On what basis of shared values was strengthening the alliance between the two countries actually built?”
The article questioned, “Not adhering to principles in the cardinal problem of history, abandoning the moral bottom line, but continuing to loosen control over the Japanese military forces – is this Obama’s diplomatic legacy based on the ‘Asia-Pacific strategy’ at its core?”
Source: Xinhua, April 29, 2014