I think the defense minister got it right. Not the victim guy.
But most Japanese I know (when they talk about it) would agree with the defense minister.
I’m kinda dreaming of an Iranian defense minister twenty years from now saying, “Yeah, George Bush nuked us back in 2007, but it couldn’t be helped, ‘cause we were such islamonazi a$$holes back then”...
Dream on. He doesn't even have the balls to increase sanctions. The man has lost his gonads.
Yes, that's certainly my experience also.
I think the news media, generally out great ignorance of any subject outside of popular entertainment, somehow feel obligated to find an "other side" in any news article that somehow doesn't square with their left-wing beliefs.
The equivalent to me would be something like a foreign reporter reporting on the U.S. who somehow felt compelled to find a LaRouchite every time that the subject of the Queen of England came up.