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Obama Says He Would Be ‘Honored’ to Visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki
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Posted on 11/13/2009 8:20:30 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Obama Says He Would Be ‘Honored’ to Visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki Friday, November 13, 2009

(CNSNews.com) – Visiting the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki – targets of a U.S. atomic bomb attack that hastened the end of World War II – would be “meaningful,” President Obama said Friday in Tokyo.

“I certainly would be honored – it would be meaningful for me to visit those two cities in the future. I don’t have immediate travel plans, but it’s something that would be meaningful to me.”

In an interview with a Japanese network earlier this week, Obama said something similar: "The memories of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are etched in the minds of the world, and I would be honored to have the opportunity to visit those cities at some point during my presidency," he said on Tuesday.

Obama, at a joint press conference on Friday with the Japanese prime minister, also lauded the “distant goal” of achieving a world without nuclear weapons.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antiamericanism; bho44; bhoasia; bhovisit; commanderinchief; hiroshima; japaneseimperialism; nagasaki; revisionisthistory; theuglyamerican; unamerican; wwii
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more of the apologize tour........
1 posted on 11/13/2009 8:20:31 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
"I don’t have immediate travel plans, but it’s something that would be meaningful to me.”

Hey! I've actually HEARD of Hiroshima and Nagasaki! Those are the cities that Bush and Cheney bombed, aren't they?

2 posted on 11/13/2009 8:22:59 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Sub-Driver

He’ll continue to communicate (this time in a very visible setting) that America will not use its big stick regardless of the provocation. Iran and North Korea will correctly interpret this surrender message.


3 posted on 11/13/2009 8:23:26 AM PST by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: Sub-Driver

Here we go! ANOTHER apology. POS.


4 posted on 11/13/2009 8:23:37 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: Sub-Driver

If his advisors allow him to go, they should be fired!


5 posted on 11/13/2009 8:24:15 AM PST by marstegreg
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To: Sub-Driver

Has the POS visited Bataan? Iwo Jima? Normandy? Nanking Province? Guam?
I didn’t think so.


6 posted on 11/13/2009 8:24:28 AM PST by Quickgun (As a former fetus, I'm opposed to abortion)
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To: Sub-Driver

When’s he going to apologize to the South for winning the Civil War?


7 posted on 11/13/2009 8:24:57 AM PST by Julia H. (Freedom of speech and freedom from criticism are mutually exclusive.)
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To: Sub-Driver
I would be honored to have the opportunity to visit apologize for America in those cities at some point during my presidency
8 posted on 11/13/2009 8:26:22 AM PST by phrogphlyer (Allah tu guyem.)
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To: Sub-Driver

,,,,however, he has a game of hoops scheduled and can’t make it.


9 posted on 11/13/2009 8:27:56 AM PST by Overtaxed Patriot (Lock and load)
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To: marstegreg

Let him go, let him apologize. Every WW II vet, spouse and family will be enraged.


10 posted on 11/13/2009 8:28:29 AM PST by mwl8787
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To: Sub-Driver
He would never turn down an opportunity to apologize for his subjects.
11 posted on 11/13/2009 8:30:23 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Ask not what the Kennedys can do for you, but what you can do for the Kennedys.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Hiroshima and Nagasaki – targets of a U.S. atomic bomb attack that hastened the end of World War II..”

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Ummmmmm.... No.

Nuking those two cities DID end World War II. Emphatically.

The America-hating Kenyan d%@head should instead be RECEIVING profuse thanks FROM the millions of Japanese, whose lives were SAVED by the US finally taking out the fanatical Japanese, who had their country on a path of TOTAL destruction.


12 posted on 11/13/2009 8:31:21 AM PST by EyeGuy
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To: Sub-Driver
Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

Aren't those cities devastated by radioactive contamination for thousands of years?

They must not be there. He's just going to visit the site and apologize for the devastation.

13 posted on 11/13/2009 8:31:35 AM PST by Carry_Okie (Islam offers three choices: surrender, fight, or die.)
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To: Sub-Driver
“Hiroshima and Nagasaki – targets of a U.S. atomic bomb attack that hastened the end of World War II..”

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Ummmmmm.... No.

Nuking those two cities DID end World War II. Emphatically.

The America-hating Kenyan d%@head should instead be RECEIVING profuse thanks FROM the millions of Japanese, whose lives were SAVED by the US finally taking out the fanatical Japanese, who had their country on a path of TOTAL destruction.

14 posted on 11/13/2009 8:31:36 AM PST by EyeGuy
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To: Sub-Driver
more of the apologize tour........

You mean more of the narcissist tour.

“I certainly would be honored – it would be meaningful for me to visit those two cities in the future. I don’t have immediate travel plans, but it’s something that would be meaningful to me. . . . and I would be honored to have the opportunity to visit those cities at some point during my presidency,"

As usual, it's all about him.

15 posted on 11/13/2009 8:32:29 AM PST by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: mwl8787

I just have a bad feeling about this. We’ll see if they do the right thing. They haven’t so far. Look at the Panther’s voter intimidation case and the SEIU beating of a man at one of the healthcare rallies. They haven’t even made it to court, and probably never will.


16 posted on 11/13/2009 8:33:50 AM PST by marstegreg
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To: Sub-Driver

May he stay long enough to contract cancer.


17 posted on 11/13/2009 8:34:34 AM PST by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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To: Sub-Driver

I wonder if he’ll stop at Pearl Harbor on the way back...oh wait, he was born in Hawaii I’m sure he’s been there before.


18 posted on 11/13/2009 8:34:46 AM PST by waus (FUBO UFCMF)
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To: Cicero

yes Right before his uncle liberated auschwitz and Hirohito surrended on the deck of the USS Missouri

genoa is exactly right. Our enemies are realizing obama is a surrender monkey. Add Putin into that list


19 posted on 11/13/2009 8:34:53 AM PST by RWGinger
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To: EyeGuy
The Left manipulated their account of WWII to slam President Boosh.

They said that the Iraq war took longer than WWII.

Except WE did not enter the war until late late 1941 (even though for others it'd been under way since 1938). WWII did not BEGIN with the US entry into it.

And we ENDED it with 3 nuclear bombs (one dropped stateside in a test).

IF the Left would permit the use of nukes, things might come to a rapid conclusion.

20 posted on 11/13/2009 8:36:59 AM PST by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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To: Sub-Driver
Visiting the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki – targets of a U.S. atomic bomb attack that hastened the end of World War II – would be “meaningful,” President Obama said Friday in Tokyo.

Based on his "knowledge" of history, the Japanese could dump him in Kyoto, Sapporo, or Osaka, and he wouldn't know the difference.

21 posted on 11/13/2009 8:37:22 AM PST by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: Sub-Driver

I hope he doesn’t ask to see the “old part of town”


22 posted on 11/13/2009 8:37:29 AM PST by Kimmers (Be the kind of person when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, Oh crap, she's awake)
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To: waus
I wonder if he’ll stop at Pearl Harbor on the way back...oh wait, he was born in Hawaii I’m sure he’s been there before.

Don't be so sure he's ever been to Pearl Harbor. Recall that in 2008 he remember THE BOMB that was dropped on Pearl Harbor.

23 posted on 11/13/2009 8:37:53 AM PST by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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To: Sub-Driver

So CNSNews is praising Obama for a non-answer to a question. Interesting.


24 posted on 11/13/2009 8:38:04 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Sub-Driver
Get down on your knees, Obummer, beg the Japanese for forgiveness for a Democrat ordering the A-Bomb drop on these two cities.

After groveling for a hour or so, promise them reparations!

25 posted on 11/13/2009 8:39:33 AM PST by IbJensen (America being militarily and economically strong isn't enough: We must be morally strong!)
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To: Sub-Driver

I wonder if Obama thinks Hiroshima and Nagasaki are still smoking ruins? I know a few leftist liberals that think the cities are still uninhabitable and will be for another thousand or so years.


26 posted on 11/13/2009 8:40:29 AM PST by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system. I am Jim Thompson.)
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To: Night Hides Not; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
Based on his "knowledge" of history, the Japanese could dump him in Kyoto, Sapporo, or Osaka, and he wouldn't know the difference.

Heck, they could take him to the city dump in Tokio.

"The devestation here was awful! America was very very bad!"

27 posted on 11/13/2009 8:40:29 AM PST by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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To: Julia H.
When’s he going to apologize to the South for winning the Civil War?

Those women and childen in the South DESERVED to be raped and slaughtered. < /O >

28 posted on 11/13/2009 8:42:45 AM PST by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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To: Sub-Driver

He hasn’t told anyone “AMERICA SUCKS” in at least an hour an he’s having withdrawls...


29 posted on 11/13/2009 8:45:28 AM PST by libs_kma (If you RAM it down our throats in 2009, we're going to SHOVE it up your "donkey" in 2010!!!!!)
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To: Domandred
I wonder if Obama thinks Hiroshima and Nagasaki are still smoking ruins?

I'm sure they're much more inhabitable than Detroit...

30 posted on 11/13/2009 8:46:40 AM PST by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: Sub-Driver

Zero visits ground Zero. Video at 11:00.


31 posted on 11/13/2009 8:48:58 AM PST by Babalu ("Tracer rounds work both ways ...")
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To: Genoa
"He’ll continue to communicate (this time in a very visible setting) that America will not use its big stick regardless of the provocation. Iran and North Korea will correctly interpret this surrender message."

Obama is the worlds biggest (rhymes with WUSSY)...but I bet he'll TALK all kinds of tough (about Isreal) when Isreal spanks Iran.

32 posted on 11/13/2009 8:50:41 AM PST by libs_kma (If you RAM it down our throats in 2009, we're going to SHOVE it up your "donkey" in 2010!!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Just like the Japanese PM would be honored to visit Nanjing Bataan and Pearl Harbor?


33 posted on 11/13/2009 8:50:46 AM PST by silverleaf (Ours is the only country on earth with a ventriloquist dummy for President)
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To: Sub-Driver
Would he feel honored to visit the Ground Zero in NYC, The site where WTC used to be?
34 posted on 11/13/2009 8:51:05 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster (LUV DIC -- L,U,V-shaped recession, Depression, Inflation, Collapse)
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To: Hoodat

I also noted the “my me and I’s”- like Rush says, the hardest thing manchildfaces is tearing himself away from the mirror every morning.


35 posted on 11/13/2009 8:52:46 AM PST by silverleaf (Ours is the only country on earth with a ventriloquist dummy for President)
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To: marstegreg
I wonder if the peacenik faction in Japan will be happy if ObaMao profusely apologizes for Hiroshima and Nagasaki and then leaves Japan undefended from the next incoming missile from North Korea or China. That's his M.O.

If an apology for a 64 year old action is more important than defending from current threats and real enemies, then they should definitely welcome O'Bummer.

36 posted on 11/13/2009 8:52:46 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Obama.... to Visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki...."

Too bad we can't put him in the "Way Back" machine.

37 posted on 11/13/2009 8:53:09 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama Says He Would Be ‘Honored’ to Visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki

You're exactly right!!! Another 0bozo apology for America's courageous action to end WWII in one fell swoop and thereby saving the lives of hundreds of thousands of American soldiers and likely millions of Japanese who would have died in an invasion of their country rather than 2 atomic bombs. 0bozo is a gutless, cowardly, pandering, apologetic traitor to America!!! Go back to Kenya you socialist-fascist-commie muzlim pig 0bozo!!!

38 posted on 11/13/2009 8:56:11 AM PST by rcrngroup
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To: Sub-Driver

39 posted on 11/13/2009 8:59:57 AM PST by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: Sub-Driver

If he is too extravagant about Hiroshima apologies, this will cause some unintended questions in Beijing. If the PRC thinks that Washington has somehow had war guilt put upon them, rest assured this will revisit the Japanese ten fold, pace Nanking.


40 posted on 11/13/2009 9:01:35 AM PST by gaijin
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To: Cicero
Puhlese! It was an EVIL Republican President who ordered the bombing.

Bush and Cheney weren't there! They had traveled back to the June 8th 632 to assassinate Mohammad!

Time Travel Hump Mobile with the hurricane control device in the trunk!

41 posted on 11/13/2009 9:30:08 AM PST by Young Werther ("Quae Cum Ita Sunt - Julius Caesar "Since these things are so!")
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To: Sub-Driver

The “Mea Culpa” Tour continues to steam along.


42 posted on 11/13/2009 9:59:09 AM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama would be honored to be anywhere other then in the Oval Office of the White House where he might have to make a decision.


43 posted on 11/13/2009 10:00:29 AM PST by GoldwaterChick (We Snowflakes will always remember our beloved Snowman with the incandescent smile.)
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To: Quickgun

Yes and he should also visit Nanking where the Japanese committed “The Rape of Nanking”

...And Korea to visit the many elderly women who served as sex slaves to the Japanese during WWII.


44 posted on 11/13/2009 10:10:44 AM PST by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping


45 posted on 11/13/2009 10:14:28 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama Says He Would Be ‘Honored’ to Visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki - now where did I put that time machine!
46 posted on 11/13/2009 10:29:34 AM PST by Free_at_last_-2001 (A country can survive its fools, but it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama Says He Would Be ‘Honored’ to Visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki

... but not Berlin.

Apologizing for America's victory in the Cold War would be a bit too obvious.

47 posted on 11/13/2009 10:33:30 AM PST by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: Sub-Driver

I can’t wait to see him start apologizing as a third party. Couldn’t you see him heading to China next and telling them he’s sorry that the Japanese occupied them for all those years and chopped all those heads off and did bad things to their women?


48 posted on 11/13/2009 10:37:05 AM PST by Harley (Life is Tough, But It's a Lot Tougher When You're a Liberal. Stop Global Whining Now.)
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To: Sub-Driver

This would give Obama the chance to make the apology of all apologies. Will this madness never end? And think we have 3 more years of this guy and his leftest friends.


49 posted on 11/13/2009 11:17:53 AM PST by Uncle Hal
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To: Vigilanteman

My Stepfather recieved a purple as a marine in Okinawa. If he hears Obama apologizing, he will be devastated. I hope this does not happen. The veterans who fought so hard and saw many of their comrades fall right before their eyes, deserve better.


50 posted on 11/13/2009 11:18:37 AM PST by marstegreg
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