Skip to comments.Bombed cities invite Obama to visit (Hiroshima / Nagasaki) (New stop for apology tour?)
Posted on 10/27/2009 8:13:46 AM PDT by markomalley
The mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki invited President Barack Obama on Tuesday to visit the two cities hit by American nuclear weapons ...
... during the Second World War, AP reports.
AP: "The two cities' mayors formally invited Obama on Tuesday to visit sometime before next May, but U.S. officials say it is highly unlikely he will travel to either city during his Nov. 12-13 visit to Tokyo.
"An April speech Obama gave in Prague calling for a world free of nuclear weapons raised expectations, and winning the Nobel Peace Prize earlier this month heightened them further.
"'Many of the past Nobel Peace laureates have visited ground zero,' the Hiroshima-based Chugoku newspaper said in an editorial. 'We urge him to go and see the place himself and renew his commitment to a nuclear-free world.'"
Obama will apologize for the US dropping the bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and imply that somehow the Republicans were responsible.
If the Germans had gotten the bomb first they would have shared it with the Japanese.
The Germans might have invaded the East Coast and the Japanese would have invaded the West Coast. Would they in turn battle it out for control of the entire country or leave it divided? Grist for a novel?
One wonders if Obama will bow before the emporer of Japan?
Nawwwwww... he's a Chicago product through and through.
I would love to see someone smack him down like that!!