CONGRESS WIMPS OUT ON REBUKE OF JAPAN'S COMFORT WOMEN CRIMES
The Korean American community rallied to get a resolution passed that would formally acknowledge Japan's "enslavement of more than 200,000 Korean, Chinese, Filipino, Indonesian, and other women and girls in the 1930s and '40s to provide sex for imperial Japanese soldiers." I helped in this cause by contacting numerous friends, emailing information about this resolution, and encouraging people to write to their representatives in Congress. Unfortunately, this effort failed since the Japanese government brought out it's bigger lobbying guns on the Hill.
I just read that it was Hogan and Hartson, a top D.C. law firm, and Bob Michel, former House Majority Leader, that were the muscle for Japan. I'm sure the Japanese Government is a big client for them and that they are just doing their job, but I still have to say, "BOB MICHEL IS A TOOL!" (Immature rant allow for such a post :)
Some news articles on this bad decision:
"Congress backs off of wartime Japan rebuke"
"Cold Comfort: the Japan Lobby Blocks Resolution on WWII Sex Slaves"