Thursday, February 28, 2008

Being a Superpower Means... Only Having to Say You're Sorry.

In response to a 38-year-old US marine's alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl on the island of Okinawa, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has made a visit to Japan in order to ensure the enraged community that "We just regret deeply that this happened."

With those words, Secretary Rice succinctly (and unwittingly) summed up what is perhaps our greatest flaw - when one of the representatives of our nation does something heinous on foreign soil, we just regret it.

Update: As the ever-vigilant Feministing writers note, the accused Marine has now been released. It appears that the family has dropped charges, despite his confession that he physically assaulted the girl - forcing her to kiss him.

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