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James Tibbets, son of Brig. Gen. Paul W. Tibbets, Jr., seen here, says Friday's visit to Hiroshima by U.S. Ambassador John Roos is an act of contrition that his late father would never have approved.

1 posted on 08/04/2010 12:45:09 PM PDT by Stoat
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...just Odumbo’s way of “reducing” America in history.


2 posted on 08/04/2010 12:48:30 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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Why the hell would we apologize?

The attacked us.

We ended it.

(sorry they were upset about our monopoly on oil but that’s life)

BTW, if you do it again, we’ll be back.


3 posted on 08/04/2010 12:50:56 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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The bombs saved millions of Japanese lives in addition to the American lives saved. Not that they’d ever admit it.


4 posted on 08/04/2010 12:52:17 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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When I visited the USS Arizona Memorial in Hawaii a few years back (1990's) I was struck (astounded,actually) by how many Asians there were there...many of whom appeared to be older.I don't know if they were Japanese but it seems likely that many were partly because Hawaii was a *huge* tourist destination for the Japanese back then.As I was there one thing I wondered was "are they here out of some sort of shame or remorse or is it a victory lap for them?"

Obviously I don't know the answer to that,but....

5 posted on 08/04/2010 12:54:28 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (''I don't regret setting bombs,I feel we didn't do enough.'' ->Bill Ayers,Hussein's mentor,9/11/01)
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Rape of Nanking
Pearl Harbor
Bataan Death March


6 posted on 08/04/2010 12:57:46 PM PDT by BenLurkin (Will must be the harder, courage the bolder, spirit must be the more, as our might lessens.)
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It appears that, at least in THIS case, the apple didn’t fall too far from the tree. Paul Tibbets was a patriot first and foremost and SO IS HIS SON. He saw through Hussein’s attempt to play politics and apologize to the world for using the bomb and winning the war!!!!


8 posted on 08/04/2010 12:58:15 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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Paul Schalow, a professor of Japanese at Rutgers University ... speculated that Roos' visit could be a step toward positioning the U.S. to condemn any future use of atomic weapons, perhaps by North Korea.

"If we show some regret of our own use of the weapon, if it happens again, we're in a moral position to criticize," he said. "As of now, we're not in a position to denounce it."

Great critical thinking by one of our esteemed perfessers. We have no moral position to criticize North Korea using the bomb because we used it, even though we used it to stop totalitarianism, and NK would be using it AS totalitarianism.

Hey, wouldn't want to take a moral stand, right perfesser? Gotta go crawling back into the playpen and declare: "all violence is wrong, no matter what the reason."

Which is why this perfesser would never, say, dial 911 in a home invasion, because the cops might be violent to the rapists of his wife and daughters. All violence is wrong. If you resist, the violence is your fault. America hasn't been perfect, so America deserves to be damned and destroyed.

Treasonous communist bastards should be kicked out of the country. Let em go find nirvana somewhere other than the America they loathe so much.

9 posted on 08/04/2010 12:58:31 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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I know that my dad and the rest of the 94th ID was in the process of getting ready to head to the Pacific theater when they got word of Hiroshima. According to what my dad told me-on many occassions-there wasn't one member of his division that had a problem with the dropping of the bomb. As far as I can tell, these guys would have elected Tibbits President if he'd wanted it.
13 posted on 08/04/2010 1:01:30 PM PDT by skimbell
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I am sorry we didn’t drop them on December 8 1941.


15 posted on 08/04/2010 1:03:23 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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I stood under and walked around the Enola Gay at The Air and Space Museum. All I could think of was, thank you Gen. Tibbets, knowing that we have a “balless wonder” in the White House who would never allow great men to do what must be done.
19 posted on 08/04/2010 1:05:34 PM PDT by WellyP
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They do it because Obama is a weakling, a coward, and the perpetual nancy-boy who got wedgies throughout his school career. FY BO.


20 posted on 08/04/2010 1:05:59 PM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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This is many things, and it’s a way for Obama to write himself into the history of WWII.

Have I said I hate Obama? I’m sure I must have.


24 posted on 08/04/2010 1:10:30 PM PDT by Gator113 (Beauty will devour the Beast in 2012....)
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They can spit in our faces on so many other fronts and Americans just sit there and take it, so why not go after our war history, and war heroes?

Americans don’t care anymore, lefty. Go right ahead and apologize for defeating our enemies. It makes perfect nonsense.


25 posted on 08/04/2010 1:12:12 PM PDT by Boucheau
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"Having found the bomb we have used it. We have used it against those who attacked us without warning at Pearl Harbor, against those who have starved and beaten and executed American prisoners of war, against those who have abandoned all pretense of obeying international laws of warfare. We have used it in order to shorten the agony of war, in order to save the lives of thousands and thousands of young Americans. We shall continue to use it until we completely destroy Japan's power to make war. Only a Japanese surrender will stop us."
- Harry Truman, August 9, 1945.

Enough said.
26 posted on 08/04/2010 1:14:31 PM PDT by irishjuggler
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The entire Tibbetts family is owed an apology for even considering an apology to the Japanese! Countless war crimes were committed by the japs in WW11! The bomb stopped it all and saved thousands or more lives. Paul Tibbetts was a hero for braving a plane with such a load and I’m sure suffered for years afterward grappling with such a responsibility.


27 posted on 08/04/2010 1:15:34 PM PDT by albie
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I met Brig. Gen. Paul W. Tibbets at a presentation/book signing held a few years back in Omaha, at the (then) SAC Museum.

He gave a brief presentation, then just talked a bit. It was very much like listening to stories your granddad would tell you, most not even having anything to do with "the bombing".

I still have the book he signed.

28 posted on 08/04/2010 1:16:22 PM PDT by China Clipper (My favorite animals usually are found next to the rice on my plate.)
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Unless the US Delegation is going to say, “We’re glad we nuked you guys”, it has no business being there.


31 posted on 08/04/2010 1:19:19 PM PDT by Haiku Guy (If you have a right / To the service I provide / I must be a slave...)
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Unless the US Delegation is going to say, “We’re glad we nuked you guys”, it has no business being there.


32 posted on 08/04/2010 1:19:28 PM PDT by Haiku Guy (If you have a right / To the service I provide / I must be a slave...)
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33 posted on 08/04/2010 1:21:12 PM PDT by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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to mark the 65th anniversary of the attack on Hiroshima

Thought experiment: Based on the conduct of the Japanese military in WWII and its run-up (Nanking, Pearl Harbor, Bataan, general POW and nurse treatment, etc.), if the Japanese High Command had been in possession of their own A-bomb, how long do you think they would have hesitated before using it against U.S. military and civilian personnel?

a) Five minutes.

b) Five seconds.

c) Please don't ask stupid questions.

35 posted on 08/04/2010 1:22:27 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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