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Posted on 07/29/2010 8:02:49 AM PDT by DFG
The Obama administration said Wednesday it is sending its ambassador in Tokyo to a ceremony next week marking the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, the first time a US ambassador has attended the event.
"Ambassador John Roos will represent the United States at the August 6 Hiroshima Peace Memorial, to express respect for all of the victims of World War II," State Department spokesman Philip Crowley told reporters.
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Time to take another bow.
Good god Obama? What’s next? Apologizing for the 1st Gulf War? Pearl Harbor?
So, will the ambassador also be apologizing to the Emperor for defeating the Japanese Empire during WWII?
He’ll express ‘respect’, not contrition. Fair enough.
The Japanese should thank us for Hiroshima and Nagasaki, it saved many more Japanese lives, compared to how many Japanese would have lost their lives in a full-scale invasion.
Not only that, it saved Japan from a Korea-like Civil War, because certainly the Soviets would have gotten involved, and would have demanded their half of Japan in return.
Obama and Hillary have us apologizing for winning the war in the Pacific. Nice. Wonder how that makes the surviving soldiers and sailors feel.
Yes but the second bomb should have been right over the Emperor’s palace and not Nagasaki
That would have been the worst possible move, it was only when the Emperor went on the radio and the Japanese heard him, that they were willing to surrender. If we killed the Emperor, then the Japanese would have fought even more fanatically. Now nuking Tojo's place would have made more sense.
Indeed. Jap reserves in the home islands were staggering.
You need to have someone to surrender.
Don’t feel sorry for the Japs at all. They were evil then. They do not value the lives of anyone who isn’t a Jap.
Speaking as the direct relative of someone killed in the Phillipine invasion, I will forgive them when the emperor goes to Manilla, drives to the US Cemetery and bows to the graves. Not each one (I am not petty!), but to all of them at once.
Until then, I will hold a grudge. I am NOT saying that the current Japs are evil, as their descendants were. I am saying that as a culture they have not done enough to warrant forgiveness.
It was “Dolphin and Whale”!!!!!
And it sent the world a message . . . don’t mess with us
Google “Operation Coronet” and “Operation Olympic.” You can see the projected Order of Battle for the invasion of the Japanese home islands.