by Mindy Aguon
Guam - Senator Frank Blas, Jr. expressed his disappointment in the Obama Administration's failure to fully recognize Guam's World War II survivors. His disappointment stems from the United States' recent pressure for Iraq to provide reparations to Americans who suffered during Saddam Hussein's regime.
Congress meanwhile has started discussions on the 2011 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes the Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Act. Concerns have been raised that the amendment may not pass the senate that has consistently blocked previous efforts for reparations.
In a letter to President Barack Obama, the Republican lawmaker reminded him of his promise to ensure the people of Guam are recognized and acknowledged for the suffering they faced during WWII.