Why not "offer" fist pumps, high fives and end zone dances?
Were they expecting one?
How about the same time we get an apology for Pearl Harbor
Should the US apologize for saving the lives of countless Japanese lives? Millions of Japanese would have been killed if the US had invaded the home islands. Doesn’t everybody know this?
Would they have liked it any better had we invaded Japan? I think not. They would be demanding an apology for that, too.
Here’s an apology that might work. “We’re sorry we couldn’t have dropped them sooner. Think of all the additional lives that might have been spared. We’re also sorry you haven’t apologized to anyone for all the things you did during WWII.”
I’m shocked that the Bowzer-in-Chief was absent.
The Japs are lucky we didn’t drop one on Toyko.
We are sorry we saved so many japanese lives by dropping the bomb instead of invading. Next time we will go for maximum carnage. Satisfied?
This should be the purpose of war - to destroy the enemy until they either submit or are extinguished.
I'm happy that we have a friendly relationship with Japan now, but in no way should America ever apologize for doing the right thing to protect her interests or the lives of her citizens.
This effort to whitewash history will only cause humanity to repeat the tragedies of the past.
I wrote one, why didn’t they use it:
Were sorry you started the war, committed heinous war crimes and were such fanatics that the dropping of atomic bombs was the only way to end the war and minimize casualties.
No apologies. EVER!
The Japanese were - and still are - Just like a criminal who is regretful for having been caught, not for the criminal act.
They are a pitifully arrogant people that truly believe that they exist on a higher plane than most all others in the world. They believe that if they do something bad to you it’s YOUR fault because YOU did not stop it. That’s why they have showed only the most minimal of contrition for 60 years.
It’s all a holdover from that twisted, bushido honor crap that they can’t get out of their DNA.
They think that if they can get us to apologize for the bombs then that somehow washes them clean of their barbaric rampage throughout the entire war. They know Obozo is their BEST chance for an official apology.
Well, I guess they could have continued to fight instead of surrendering. Their population today would be about 2 million, and no real post war recovery to talk about. Maybe they should thank us for all the major investments that made their recovery possible?
My father was in Nagasaki two weeks after they dropped the bomb. He’d just spent the last four years in the Pacific in some pretty hairy spots (including Guadalcanal, Coral Sea, Leyte, Iwo, Okinawa) and earning 7 battle stars. He is one of the dwindling few who have witnessed the result of the use of “the bomb” first hand, and his views on their use is complex. One of the items he has kept all these years is a little twisted brown thing - almost unrecognizable - but it is a fused portion of a human spine, the last remains of some poor soul lost. It isn’t kept as a trophy of the vanquished, but as kind of a memorial to the completeness of war. I don’t know what I’ll do with it when he passes - maybe it belongs at home in Japan.
We should be funding the building of a 13 story Christian church at the site. Just to show we hold no grudges.
My grandchildren are almost old enough to get the same "never forget" rant that my children got so that these "rewrite" historians never get their way.
here’s an apology, “sorry we didnt have the bomb sooner, butterhead!”