"Better to remain silent and be thought a Fool
than to speak and remove all doubt."
(London Daily Mail) - The White House says World War II veterans who feel 'personally embittered' by Japan's unprovoked attack on Pearl Harbor should set aside their feelings and welcome Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to the military base later this month.
Abe will meet Barack Obama at the 1941 sneak attack, which was described as a day 'a date which will live in infamy' for a final summit, just weeks before he hands over power to President-elect Donald Trump.
The Japanese leader has not said whether or not he will apologize for the provocative attack that thrust the United States into the world war.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Monday 'the kind of sentiment that's being expressed by the prime minister of Japan is one' the administration believes 'would be warmly received by most Americans.'
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