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Pelosi Visits Hiroshima Memorial
Drudge Report ^ | 9-2-08 | AP

Posted on 09/02/2008 2:02:00 PM PDT by alpo

Nancy Pelosi is the highest ranking US Official to visit the memorial


TOPICS: Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 110th; hiroshima; pelosi; theyasked4it; theygotit
I live a few miles from the plant that produced the plutonium for the Nagasaki Bomb (Fat Man).

An oft quoted story about the use of the bombs:

"When told that the United States had dropped 2 bombs on the Japanese and destroyed two of their cities, a Pacific Islander who had lived under Japanese occupation angrily said "Why did you stop?'."

No representative of the British Government went to Hirohito's funeral.

1 posted on 09/02/2008 2:02:00 PM PDT by alpo
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To: alpo

I’ll quote one of our FReepers the other day on a similar thread:

“Finish the tour, Nancy . . . go to Bataan and Nanking”


2 posted on 09/02/2008 2:06:41 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: alpo
"I hope they see what happened here and take that back to their countries," said Naganishi, whose father died of a bomb-related illness several years after the war. "The bomb Hirohito's and Tojo's war of aggression shattered my family. It changed our whole lives."

Some editing was necessary.
3 posted on 09/02/2008 2:07:14 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("There is no civility, only politics.")
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To: alpo

World apology tour continued.

I wonder if she will visit Columbus’ birthplace and apologize for him having ever discovered America. Democrats are just plain weird people.

Going to be a long apology trip ... If you hate your country why not just move, the rich bitch has her husbands money.


4 posted on 09/02/2008 2:07:55 PM PDT by Tarpon (Three things matter when selecting a President character, character and character.)
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To: alpo

Pelosi fiddles while Gustav burns (and the repubs contribute relief efforts)......


5 posted on 09/02/2008 2:10:56 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: alpo

I could say something here, but it was something like it that got me thrown off another site.


6 posted on 09/02/2008 2:11:50 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (If everyone stays home and no one votes will Congress disappear?)
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To: alpo
"Nancy Pelosi visits Hiroshima atomic bomb memorial"

I hope they fumigated afterwards.

7 posted on 09/02/2008 2:12:33 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: alpo
Who gives a crap about Connie Corleone crying crocodile tears over Hiroshima when a true American war hero should be remembered for his duty in hastening the end of the war?



8 posted on 09/02/2008 2:12:50 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("There is no civility, only politics.")
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To: A_Former_Democrat
Yeah, Nanbo. Do continue on to El Alamein, and Cassino, London and Warsaw, Buchenwald and Dachau. Keep apologizing, a**hole.
9 posted on 09/02/2008 2:15:12 PM PDT by Ukiapah Heep (Shoes for Industry!)
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To: Tarpon
If you hate your country why not just move, the rich bitch has her husbands money.

If she raises taxes any higher, she'll have to move...

10 posted on 09/02/2008 2:16:46 PM PDT by null and void (Sarah Palin might be more conservative than even John McCain ~ Megyn Kelly, Fox News 9/2/08)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

while she’s at it she can apologize to the soviets because if we hadnt dropped the bomb, the operation olympic invasion would have tied down our troops long enought for the ussr to conquer all of northeast asia


11 posted on 09/02/2008 2:17:51 PM PDT by stan_sipple
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To: alpo

What no apology for the US provoking Japan into the bombing Pearl Harbor? I’m disappointed. (sarcasm)


12 posted on 09/02/2008 2:17:56 PM PDT by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: Emperor Palpatine
http://tinyurl.com/6r26sp = Enola Gay

http://tinyurl.com/59zdc5 = Bock's Car

Botox Kills! (Brain Cells)

13 posted on 09/02/2008 2:19:35 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

I miss that generation. They are dying off much too quickly and leaving behind a bunch of morons to whom history means nothing.


14 posted on 09/02/2008 2:30:40 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic ("And how can this be? For I am the Kwisatz Haderach! " - Barack Obama)
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To: Bringbackthedraft
I could say something here, but it was something like it that got me thrown off another site.
The thing about the donkey and the lotions?
15 posted on 09/02/2008 2:32:39 PM PDT by Scutter
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To: alpo

First an atomic bomb and now Nancy Pelosi. Can’t these poor people get a break?


16 posted on 09/02/2008 2:34:07 PM PDT by all the best
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If we hurry, perhaps we can ready another weapon before she leaves...

Oh, be still my heart.


17 posted on 09/02/2008 2:34:59 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (o=)
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To: alpo

Now Nancy has more foreign relations experience than Obama.


18 posted on 09/02/2008 2:52:55 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Islam: Imagine a clown car.........with guns.)
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To: Emperor Palpatine
The Enola Gay is on display at the Smithsonian Air & Space extension at Dulles Airport. They did such a good restoration job she looks like you only need the ignition key to start her up.

Still looks like a debutante going to the ball.

19 posted on 09/02/2008 3:00:43 PM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: alpo

Did she give out free copies of her latest book garbage?


20 posted on 09/02/2008 3:06:14 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: A_Former_Democrat

has she ever placed a wreath at Pearl Harbor?


21 posted on 09/02/2008 3:29:07 PM PDT by pennboricua
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To: alpo
The Rape of Hong Kong ring a bell with people in Great Britian?

What about the rape of a number of other Chinese Cities (I think Nanking is the most infamous, but not sure)?

What about the Bataan Death March?

I do think Nancy Pelosi is overdue to insert FOOT IN MOUTH as she has that disease very badly...

22 posted on 09/02/2008 3:41:44 PM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

“Finish the tour, Nancy . . . go to Bataan and Nanking”

Not only those places, but the Arizona memorial in Pearl Harbor. I’m sure that’s next on her tour.


23 posted on 09/02/2008 4:06:38 PM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: alpo

We meant it then, we still mean it now, and if the circumstances were the same, we would do it again.


24 posted on 09/02/2008 5:42:45 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts.....)
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To: alpo

This b1tch thinks she is president. Honest to freakin’ God. I truly believe that.

There are a lot of good conservatives running races for the House out there. Throw a $5 their way if you find one. It’s not even a given that she’ll win Speaker even if they still control the House, given how absolutely terrible her historic reign.


25 posted on 09/02/2008 6:18:29 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Jimmy Valentine
The Enola Gay is on display at the Smithsonian Air & Space extension at Dulles Airport. They did such a good restoration job she looks like you only need the ignition key to start her up.

Having seen her there multiple times since she went on display (and before that back in the 1990s both at the redesigned NASM Mall exhibit and at Garber), I think they did a little too good of a job. I don't think she looked that bright and polished when she rolled out of the factory. And NASM managed to screw up the restoration of her nose gear (when she dropped the bomb it was painted zinc chromate as an anti-corrosion measure ... they went and painted it silver).

Interesting story about the Enola Gay and the bomb, which bears telling here. It was told to me by one of the senior docents at the museum. Sitting underneath the Enola Gay is the last remaining Aichi M6A Seiran ... which was a Japanese floatplane bomber designed to be broken and folded down and stuffed into a chamber on the I-400 Class "submarine aircraft carriers" that Japan built near the end of the war.

When NASM Dulles opened, the former CO of the Seiran squadron visited to see the last of his old planes on display (NASM had established a relationship with him when he showed up at one of Garber's weekend tours when the Seiran was under restoration). This was a guy who, in early/mid-August 1945, was with his squadron aboard those submarines steaming to launch a suicide attack on the US carrier fleet at Ulithi. Someone at NASM asked him what he thought of the Seiran being displayed underneath the Enola Gay. He looked up at the Superfort and said "That plane not only saved my life ... it saved my country".
26 posted on 09/02/2008 6:45:56 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: tanknetter
"That plane not only saved my life ... it saved my country".

Given the numbers we forecast losing in the invasion of the home islands and the Japanese estimates; I think he's right.

27 posted on 09/03/2008 3:13:15 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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