Wednesday, August 15, 2007


I think he does it just because he can.

Former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, second right, leaves Yasukuni Shrine after honoring Japan's war dead in Tokyo Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2007. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)
Oh, I cannot wait to see the clip on tonight's newscasts of the Prime Minister, his face wreathed in microphones and voice recorders, looking off into space while regurgitating some blindingly obvious platitude about Japan's being a free country or other such rot--while clearly cursing Koizumi's freedom with his eyes.

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