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"....Ambassador Roos toured the Hiroshima Peace Museum and left a note in the guestbook that read: "A visit to Hiroshima is a powerful reminder of the destructiveness of nuclear weapons, and underscores the importance of working together to seek the peace and security of a world without them...."

It should also be a powerful reminder to not attack the US.

1 posted on 08/05/2010 7:15:45 PM PDT by Islander7
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To: Islander7

/facepalm....and the apology tour continues........


2 posted on 08/05/2010 7:16:49 PM PDT by cranked
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"The only way to ensure that such weapons will never again be used is to eliminate them all," he said. "There must be no place in our world for such indiscriminate weapons."

I really have no problem with sending a delegation to the event, but lets not pretend these weapons were just dropped for the hell of it.

3 posted on 08/05/2010 7:18:06 PM PDT by skeeter
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On Friday, U.S. Ambassador John Roos will join representatives from 75 countries at the Hiroshima event, but he is not expected to speak.

Meaning Roos won't speak in public but will apologize in private.
4 posted on 08/05/2010 7:18:40 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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The bombing of Hiroshima saved 50 times the lives lost of Japanese that would have died in a land campaign to defeat the Empire on the Japanese mainland.

Plus a million American casualties.

America was the best thing that ever happened to Japan. Look at modern pictures of Hiroshima if you don’t believe it.


5 posted on 08/05/2010 7:25:04 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Islander7
Barack the Kenyan and his "delegation" do not speak for me. Both of my parents were WWII veterans. Barack the Kenyan and his "delegation" does not speak for them either. I know they want me to say that.

2012 cannot come fast enough. I'm tired of this non-American moron embarrassing us all of the time. KMA Barry! Take that crap back to Kenya or Indonesia when you go.

6 posted on 08/05/2010 7:33:00 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The United States of America! aka The Big Pinata. Bash it and the goodies fall out.)
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To: Islander7

“A visit to Hiroshima is a powerful reminder of the destructiveness of nuclear weapons, and underscores the importance of working together to seek the peace and security of a world without them....”

You never hear anyone whining about the hundred plane raids which dropped thousands of bombs and killed as many as Hiroshima do you?

That is because we used ONE plane and killed the same ammount. Just after the Nagasaki raid we hit Tokyo again with conventional bombs, killed tens of thousands and no one says a word.

Thank you TRUMAN! My dad didn’t have to go to Japan after fighting across Europe with Patton’s Third Army!


7 posted on 08/05/2010 7:40:50 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar ( Viva los SB 1070)
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That guestbook post makes it sound like we just hit them to hit them. 60,000,000 people died because of the Japs and Germans.


8 posted on 08/05/2010 7:41:50 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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I wonder if the Japanese will be sending a delegation to Nanking?


9 posted on 08/05/2010 7:44:13 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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I guess this rules out a TRIDENT submarine port visit.


12 posted on 08/05/2010 7:52:19 PM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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Mourning, sayinng sorry, moment of silence......those things are free.......and buy more good will then any aid or any other peace mission would.

I think world is pretty clear on what happens when you awake the gentle giant, so they won’t be confusing this presence as US going soft.

So in my view, this is pretty harmless. 99% of the people outside Japan won’t even hear about it.


13 posted on 08/05/2010 7:57:25 PM PDT by True_Kon
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Big friggin deal, the japs lilled more people in nanking China than were killed in both cities and they did it the old fashioned way.


14 posted on 08/05/2010 8:09:25 PM PDT by Americanexpat
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The bombs not only saved Japan from invasion, it also saved Japan from being divided, like Germany, which ultimately would have resulted in a Civil War between the Communists and the US-backed portion of Japan.


16 posted on 08/05/2010 8:32:24 PM PDT by dfwgator
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The proper response: Dear Japan. I’m sorry your bombed us after we stopped prvoiding oil for your genocidal war in China. I’m sorry that you chose to try to take over the Pacific after a sneak attack. I’m sorry that you continued to fight after your navy was sunk and cities bombed. I’m sorry that you refuesd to surrender. And I’m sorry that you made us nuke you. But be thankful because if not for the 2 nukes, Kyushu and Honshou might have been as destroyed as Okinawa and tens of millions of Japanese would have died.


17 posted on 08/05/2010 8:34:03 PM PDT by rmlew (Lindsey Graham is a traitor the GOP and the SC GOP voters are his enablers.)
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To: Islander7

Will we also send a delegation to Tokyo, because the fire bombings there killed over 100,000 too. What? Its not about lost lives? Then whats it about.. Oh, the “N” word...


18 posted on 08/05/2010 8:55:53 PM PDT by Paradox (Socialism - trickle up poverty.)
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There IS a Hiroshima? Can't be!

Nuclear attack sites are all radioactive for thousands of years!!!

/s

20 posted on 08/06/2010 12:19:39 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Government is an apex predator.)
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