Monday, February 19, 2007

The U.S. Congress -- our elected officials voting on important matters such as new laws, policies, Tokyo's use of sex slaves in wartime?

BBC News--

A resolution before the U.S. Congress is calling on Tokyo to apologize for the country's use of sex slaves during World War II where at least 200,000 young women were captured and forced to serve in Japanese army brothels.

Foreign Minister Taro Aso describe the nonbinding resolution, which was introduced by Congress earlier this month as being "extremely regrettable".
"It was not based on objective facts," Mr. Aso told a parliamentary committee meeting.
The resolution calls on Japan's prime minister to "formally acknowledge, apologize and accept historical responsibility" for the comfort women.

Japan acknowledged in 1993 that the imperial army set up and run brothels for the troops during the war. While a special fund was set up in 1995 by the government that relies on private donations to provide compensation to the women, many of the former comfort women are rejecting the fund and want a formal compensation from the government.
is it just me?
Is this really something that OUR U.S. Congress should be donating their time to?
and if so, isn't it a little late?


5 Comments:

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Which elected official came up with this? Sounds a lot like something king george would do.

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