One of the quieter ways that Bush Administration diplomacy has been working is in consultation with Japan. You remember the Japanese? Attacked us at Pearl Harbor, swore unremitting war and death on us until we defeated them, occupied their country and imposed a constitution on them requiring democracy?
They are now of course one of our closest friends and one of the worlds great economic powers.
February 20th in Washington, D.C. Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Japan's Minister for Foreign Affairs Nobutaka Machimura and Minister of State for Defense and Director-General of the Defense Agency Yoshinori Ohno
met to declare a U.S.-Japan agreement on "common strategic objectives."
Among the objectives listed were:
- Promote fundamental values such as basic human rights, democracy, and the rule of law in the international community.
- Encourage the peaceful resolution of issues concerning the Taiwan Strait through dialogue.
- Encourage China to improve transparency of its military affairs.
- Support peaceful unification of the Korean Peninsula
Read the full statement here:e-Government Website/Homapage
The next time some ignorant, brain washed leftie starts spouting about how everyone in the world is against us, just sit them down, give them some herbal tea and tell them that not every nation in the world who IS our friend needs as much public ass kissing as the FRENCH!
Furthermore, would any of this be happening if John Kerry were Presdident? HA!