intemperate remarks

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intemperate remarks

Postby greentara » Sat Aug 03, 2013 2:20 am

"TOKYO (AP) - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso refused Friday to resign or apologize over remarks suggesting Japan should follow the Nazi example of how to change the country's constitution stealthily and without public debate.
"I have no intention to step down" as Cabinet minister of lawmaker, Aso, who is also deputy prime minister, told reporters. The government also said it is not seeking Aso's resignation, which some opposition members have demanded.

Aso, who is known for intemperate remarks, drew outrage for saying Japan should learn from how the Nazi party stealthily changed Germany's pre-World War II constitution before anyone realized it"
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I'm not really surprised as this is the direction most large corporations, who have far too much influence on governments around the globe have headed in the last decade or so.
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Re: intemperate remarks

Postby Konchog1 » Sat Aug 03, 2013 6:36 am

In retracting his comments, he said it was “very unfortunate and regrettable” that they were misinterpreted.

Why do politicians always say this?
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