Reconciling assholes for nearly a decade.

US urges 'comfort women' apology

incredible.  what possible business is it of theirs.

we could write the book on "How to alienate your allies"

meh, I guess its just nice to have someone tied so closely to us that we can still fart in their face, most of our traditional allies are backing quickly away.
Permalink pondBacterium 
July 31st, 2007 3:34pm
The way to comfort your woman: "Yes, honey, I'm sorry. Whatever I did, it was wrong."
Permalink heartsheep 
July 31st, 2007 3:35pm
I hope the US apologizes for the Philippine-American war
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine-American_War

And the occupation of Nicaragua
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_occupation_of_Nicaragua

And the US occupation of Vera Cruz in 1914
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tampico_Affair
Permalink s 
July 31st, 2007 4:18pm
Really, can't we "pick our timing" a little better?

I mean, here we are, in the middle of a war WE started, ignoring the Geneva Convention, doing Extreme Renditions (kidnappings) and assassinations.

Our stock market (and theirs) just did the hula-hoop down and slightly back up.  And our Congress is just about to go on vacation, after INSISTING that Iraq's Congress stay in session and pass some f-ing bills.

And NOW is the time we pick to screw with them over a "comfort women" apology from WW-II?  What, there's no other countries we want to accuse of having nuclear weapons right now?  We haven't alienated ENOUGH allies yet, we've got to screw with the Japanese?
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
July 31st, 2007 4:49pm
But women have no power, remember, they are subjugates and it's men running the show.

/sarcasm
Permalink Send private email JoC 
July 31st, 2007 6:05pm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comfort_women

"Comfort women (Japanese: 慰安婦, ianfu?) or military comfort women (Japanese: 従軍慰安婦, jūgun-ianfu?) is a euphemism for the up to 200,000 women who served in the Japanese army's brothels during World War II"
Permalink Rick Zeng 
July 31st, 2007 6:07pm
I could use a 'comfort woman' right about now, after the non-productive day I've had.
Permalink Full name 
July 31st, 2007 6:09pm
Yes Rick, what I am trying to say is that men in power in the U.S. would not give the slightest of shits about were sticking their wangers wuring WWII.

The most obvious clue that it is female-driven is that it serves no useful purpose, nefarious or otherwise, it's just a little missive for a massive Miss Manners motif.
Permalink Send private email JoC 
July 31st, 2007 6:11pm
Question: who were the "comfort women"?

They were mostly chinese. Japan did some really fucked up shit to the chinese, and right now we (the US) are trying to appease china. Maybe cause they are the only ones who can call out our massive debt on account of misadventure in Iraq, I dunno.

The U.S. takes no action unless it benefits us directly and immediately. This is such a case.
Permalink Send private email arg! 
July 31st, 2007 7:38pm
Many Chinese, but also Koreans, Indonesians and Filipinos.
Permalink Rick Zeng 
July 31st, 2007 7:43pm
You all look alike, anyway.
Permalink Send private email Ward 
July 31st, 2007 7:58pm
Well that's one of those things where Ron Paul was probably the only one voting against it since he always votes no an meddling in other countries business, regardless of whether it seems justified or whatever.

Did the US issue slavery apologies? I can never remember.

Maybe they should focus on eliminating the growing sex slave brother traffic IN THE US.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 31st, 2007 7:59pm
Wait a minute.

This isn't the same congress that is faced with the collapse of the dollar, and out of control executive branch begging for impeachment, health care statistics straight out of a third world country, world wide hatred against them, and an imminent energy crisis that will cause the collapse of society?

ANd this is the best they can do with their time for $200,000 a year salary? Pass resolutions demanding apologies for things that happened 60 years ago under a government that no longer exists on the other side of the world?
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 31st, 2007 8:02pm
Bread and circuses...
Permalink Send private email Ward 
July 31st, 2007 8:04pm
I don't have time to click on the links, so I don't know what the third one is about.  The residential school and Japanese internment apologies were basically pointless as well. 

People who weren't involved apologizing for something that happened a long time ago.  beh.
Permalink Send private email Ward 
July 31st, 2007 8:08pm
Oh well, that's why you'll never have an answer to Colm :)
Permalink Rick Zeng 
July 31st, 2007 8:10pm
We conquered Iraq, how come our troops don't get no comfort?
Permalink s 
July 31st, 2007 10:28pm
Yeah, but you got the Iraq prisoners abuse scandal.
Permalink Rick Zeng 
July 31st, 2007 11:22pm

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