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Atomic Apology? US to send first delegation to Hiroshima A-Bomb memorial
washington examiner ^ | 8/4/10 | ERIC TALMADGE , ap

Posted on 08/04/2010 11:32:49 AM PDT by Nachum

TOKYO — Survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are welcoming a decision by the United States to send its first ever delegation to a ceremony marking the anniversary of the attacks, but are asking for something they aren't likely to get — an apology.

Tokyo has praised the decision to send U.S. Ambassador John Roos to the Hiroshima anniversary on Friday, though some survivors of the attack, which is seen by many in Japan as an unjustified use of excessive force against a civilian population, say they have mixed feelings.

"They best thing they could do would be to apologize," said Terumi Tanaka, who survived the 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki at age 13 and is now secretary-general of the Japan Confederation of A- and H-Bomb Sufferers Associations. "But I doubt that is going to happen."

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


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KEYWORDS: abomb; apology; atomic; hiroshima
Limbo Mr. President... how low can you go?
1 posted on 08/04/2010 11:32:51 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping


2 posted on 08/04/2010 11:33:36 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgCHOrF5ryY


3 posted on 08/04/2010 11:34:11 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

That filthy Kenyan dirtbag will not only apologize, he’ll offer reparations up to and including the disposal of the Enola Gay at the Smithsonian, and flying a World War II Japanese Flag over the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor.

Nothing is too low for that cowardly Communist bastard.


4 posted on 08/04/2010 11:34:21 AM PDT by mkjessup
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To: Nachum

See if they’ll agree to a joint announcement apologizing to Nanking.


5 posted on 08/04/2010 11:34:30 AM PDT by El Sordo (The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.)
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To: Nachum

How about Japan apologizing for Pearl Harbor?


6 posted on 08/04/2010 11:36:41 AM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: Nachum; unkus; SkyPilot; Free ThinkerNY; Windflier; South40; freekitty; Kathy in Alaska; dk/coro; ..

Did we get an apology for the Bataan Death march? For Pearl Harbor? For the thousands upon thousands that died at the hands of the Japanese in their POW camps? The Japanese attacked us!

As the daughter of a WWII veteran, I’m livid! How about you?

These traitors are insane.


7 posted on 08/04/2010 11:37:33 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Take back our country on November 2, 2010.)
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To: Nachum

He’ll apologize. And bow. Then do his arrogant Mussolini pose, proud that he has humiliated America once again.


8 posted on 08/04/2010 11:37:43 AM PDT by LibWhacker (America awake!)
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To: Nachum
"They best thing they could do would be to apologize,"

I wonder, have the Japanese ever apologized for their sneak attack at Pearl Harbor? Attacking a country who they were not in a state of war against?

On behalf of America, here goes my apology: "Japan, I apologize for not killing millions of Japanese civilians, military and American military by invading you. Instead we killed less and brought the war to a close by killing thousands with the dropping of the atomic bomb"...
9 posted on 08/04/2010 11:38:42 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: El Sordo

Never forget the Bataan Death March and the treatment of Americans and allied POW’s at the hands of the Japanese. Japanese have selective amnesia. I have asked many (most are gone by now) veterans of WWII if they had a problem with Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bombs on Japan. I got the same reply everytime.


10 posted on 08/04/2010 11:39:25 AM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: mkjessup

More American POWs died at the hands of the Japanese than died at the hands of the Germans during WWII.


11 posted on 08/04/2010 11:39:25 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Take back our country on November 2, 2010.)
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To: Nachum
Japanese soldier beheading U.S. pilot Pictures, Images and Photos
12 posted on 08/04/2010 11:41:02 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Nachum
No Apology Ever.
Anyone who has read a lot of history or watched The History Channel knows that the invasion of Japan would have had massive casualties and might have taken another 12 to 18 months before the war may have ended.
Under the circumstances it was the right choice to make.
What we have today are way too many revisionists History writers trying to force the thoughts and morality of that decision from today's viewpoint.
Unrealistic and not Logical.
13 posted on 08/04/2010 11:41:47 AM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: Nachum

Unit 371, enough said.


14 posted on 08/04/2010 11:42:44 AM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: Nachum

Enola Gay is proud of Little Boy today.


15 posted on 08/04/2010 11:45:18 AM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: Nachum

If it had been necessary to invade the Home Islands, the Japanese would have issued every man, woman and child a sharpened stick to fight with. Our military would have had to slaughter Millions in order to pacify those islands.

The atomic bomb is the best thing that ever happened to Japan. I know that seems like a really peculiar statement, but those were desperate times.


16 posted on 08/04/2010 11:47:33 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If you have a right / To the service I provide / I must be a slave...)
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To: roaddog727

or for Bataan...or for Corea...or for east china..and on and on...

fact is, in the course of events and what lie ahead, dropping the bombs on hiroshima/nagasaki saved lives...i believe the estimated death toll of jap civilians had America invaded the island nation, in lieu of dropping the bombs, was around 4 million...

this of course does not include the estimated 750K casaulties to American GI’s, which matters not to dumbama or the japanese...


17 posted on 08/04/2010 11:47:44 AM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: Nachum
America to Japan:

We're sorry that you wouldn't surrender and showed no signs of EVER ceasing hostilities that we had to bomb you and that we later rebuilt your economy to be one of the most sound in the world.

18 posted on 08/04/2010 11:47:48 AM PDT by Ranger Drew
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To: Nachum

I’ve been to the Hiroshima memorial. Apparently the innocent Japanese were just minding their own business when the evil aggressive Americans bombed them without provocation. Who knew?


19 posted on 08/04/2010 11:48:14 AM PDT by Locomotive Breath
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To: ExTexasRedhead
More American POWs died at the hands of the Japanese than died at the hands of the Germans during WWII.

Absolutely. And my Dad came close to being one of them.

There was only one thing wrong with dropping two atomic bombs on Japan:

We should have dropped a third one on behalf of the victims of the Bataan Death March, and the victims of Nanking, and to make sure Tojo and his pals got the message that they should NEVER have messed with US as in "U.S.".
20 posted on 08/04/2010 11:49:53 AM PDT by mkjessup
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To: Nachum
"They best thing they could do would be to apologize," said Terumi Tanaka, ... "But I doubt that is going to happen."

Apologize for saving the lives of tens of millions of Japanese?

Why would we do that?

Better the Emperor should apologize for letting the Army drag his country into the war.

21 posted on 08/04/2010 11:49:59 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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