Koizumi's continued support for Iraq War is extraordinary

As a series of testimonies denying the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq have made it clear that the U.S. case for the Iraq War was unjustifiable, Japanese Communist Party representative Miyamoto Takeshi on February 5 urged Prime Minister Koizumi Jun'ichiro to admit that his support for the war was a mistake.

Unable any longer to use "Iraq's WMDs" to justify his support for the war, Koizumi this time around said that Japan's support for the war was based on U.N. resolutions.

Miyamoto said, "You are the only person to continue to take a defiant attitude. How irresponsible it is for you to be so subservient to (U.S. President) Bush!" (end)

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