Taro just literally got away with murder and yet he is NOTHING BUT OUTRAGED that the government has the temerity, the GALL, to demand the world’s insincerest apology from him.

He does have a bit of a point, though, about how sometimes openness is better. In government as in other areas of life, you can tie your own hands with too much pretense, confusing people who would willingly follow you if you just laid bare your true intentions. But if it’s any consolation, kid, you weren’t actually hiding anything from anybody.

Special guest appearance by the concept of justice in panels 3 and 5! She has a non-speaking role, naturally.