U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said it was natural that war would lead to more violence, citing as an example Japan's World War II attack on Pearl Harbor and the U.S. response.
"If you said after the attack on Pearl Harbor that the American response had increased the violence in the Pacific, you would be right, wouldn't you? Because violence did increase after the attack and after our response," he told reporters.
"We are in conflict with international terrorism and the nature of that conflict is playing out in Iraq," he said.
So, the invasion of Iraq naturally led to increased violence.
Did John Bolton just compare the United States to Tojo?
Read it again, he did indeed.