'You do what you got to do,' goes the popular quip that dissimulates shame.
That a US President shall give a speech praising all Veterans on Veterans Day must be part of the job description.
In 1938, President Franklin Roosevelt signed the law that made Armistice Day a national holiday, and when he died in 1944, he was working on freedom for the people occupied by European colonial armies and cooperation with the Soviet Union. But there would be no peace dividend for the world once Roosevelt was dead, either by natural causes or not (as Stalin was sure and one of FDR's sons suspected). On the contrary came the Atom Bombs detonated and the creation of the National Security State with a CIA et al. And in 1954, after a devastating and genocidal war in against Koreans in Korea, President General Eisenhower signed a law changing Armistice Day to Veterans Day.
This year's Veterans Day, an unpopular President saw fit to praise US veterans of genocidal wars in former colonially occupied nations like Korea, Vietnam and Iraq indiscriminately along with veterans of World War Two, a war in which America was attacked by Japan and war declared upon it by Germany and Italy.
Genocide is a prosecutable crime against humanity that has no statute of time limitation. Praising genocide is a crime against peace. Not reporting it is being an infamous and prosecutable accessory after the fact.
In a world in which information-communication technology is raising forward, the number of people you can't fool all the time is increasing exponentially.