one would think obama would make a personal appearance, bow and apologize for our attrocities....
And the Great Appology Tour 2008-2012 continues.
I’m, like, totally kewl with it as long as the Japs understand it’s not an apology, it’s gloating.
If I were the ambassador, I would politely answer all of the press’ questions regarding dropping the atomic bombs, making sure that I pointed out the millions of Japanese that remained alive at the end of the war, who otherwise would have died in suicide attacks on U.S. troops. Or, I could ask if the Japanese would have preferred their population to starve to death, or perhaps be immolated in fire bombing attacks like so many did in Tokyo? All very politely stated, of course, and with a gentle, knowing smile.
Apologize for what? Kicking their asses after they started it all?
We saved countless lives of our soldiers by nuking them to the stoneage...in fact that should be our highest priority - protect our troops...win PERIOD regardless of how the enemy suffers!
Pre-Survey for an Obama Mosque?
The Kenyan strikes again.
We should ask if they mind if we build an Army/Air Corps memorial there.......
No one needs to apologize for Harry Truman.
History has proven over and over that his decision saved thousands of American lives that would have been ended during an Invasion not to mention the millions of Japanese lives ended as collateral damage.
Total war kills totally.
I’d like to show up to this in a Doolittle’s Raiders flight jacket.
They don’t deserve to memorialize those attacks as a day of national victimhood after what they did before and during WWII.
Not only should we not even consider an apology, but we should take offense to the mere mention of one, and I don’t want some little Obama administration tool going over their and looking apologetic either. We have no business attending this in an official capacity.
This sounds par for the course. This man has a child’s level grasp of just about everything.
“...which is seen by many in Japan as an unjustified use of excessive force against a civilian population, say they have mixed feelings.”
We killed more people in one night over Tokyo (8-9 March 1945) in a firebomb raid than we did at Hiroshima or Nagasaki. The only difference was at Tokyo it took 334 B-29s, hundreds of tons of incendiary bombs, and a 40-mph wind to do it. At Hiroshima/Nagasaki, it took three planes each, one bomb each, and a few seconds.
No apology. We did what we had to do. And if the situations had been reversed, with the Japanese having access to the B-29 and atomic bombs and the ability to deliver them to the United States, you could bet the farm that the Japanese would have done it.
But, has Japan ever apologized for their war crimes against US and other allied forces in WW2 like their treatment of and execution of POWs? Have they ever apologized for the sneak attack at Pearl Harbor?
Have they ever apologized for crimes against civilians during ww2 like massacres in locations like Naking, China or the Philippines, or forcing Korean women to be sex slaves for officers.
I’ve benn there and Pearl harbor
I’ve benn there and Pearl harbor
Better still to show how sorry we are we should let the Japanese erect a Shinto shrine honoring their war dead right next to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. Hey it works at ground zero in New York.