I don't think that's lost on him. The question wasn't WHEN we got into the Phillipines, but WHY. War spoils. The Phillipines were under the jackboot of the Spanish. Then they were under the jackboot of Pershing. It's a VERY ugly piece of US History. Anyone who thinks we were liberators or something has no idea what took place. The US government raped the Phillipines.
Not surprising the govt's public schools don't talk about this.