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I know a couple of these have been posted, but I'm so incredulous and angry about these revisionist, self-righteous Japanese who think the President should be there apologizing to them...it's beyond all belief.
1 posted on 08/06/2010 7:59:06 AM PDT by americanophile
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US attends ceremony, but offers no apology

Why not "offer" fist pumps, high fives and end zone dances?

2 posted on 08/06/2010 8:00:17 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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Were they expecting one?

How about the same time we get an apology for Pearl Harbor


3 posted on 08/06/2010 8:00:56 AM PDT by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed (<---oops! see?))
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There's nothing to apologize for...

Operation Downfall

5 posted on 08/06/2010 8:02:12 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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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?


6 posted on 08/06/2010 8:02:25 AM PDT by thesharkboy (<-- Looking for the silver lining in every cloud, since 1998)
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Yes, maybe we'll think about apologizing after we receive an apology for Pearl Harbor, The Baatan Death March, the Rape of Nanking, and all of the other atrocities they imposed upon our POWs. Then again, maybe not. But we are still waiting for our apology from them nonetheless.

Would they have liked it any better had we invaded Japan? I think not. They would be demanding an apology for that, too.

10 posted on 08/06/2010 8:03:34 AM PDT by FrdmLvr ( VIVA la SB 1070!)
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Just curious, has Japan ever apologized for bombing Pearl Harbor? Maybe they did but I have never heard about it.
11 posted on 08/06/2010 8:04:03 AM PDT by 2001convSVT ("Hand out pocket Constitutions to everyone you can")
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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.”


12 posted on 08/06/2010 8:04:14 AM PDT by hometoroost (McCain is a Ron and Nancy Republican: Campaigns like Reagan, governs like Pelosi)
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I’m shocked that the Bowzer-in-Chief was absent.


13 posted on 08/06/2010 8:05:36 AM PDT by shove_it (and have a nice day.)
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The Japs are lucky we didn’t drop one on Toyko.


14 posted on 08/06/2010 8:05:44 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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No apololgy should be forthcoming, ever. It was war, a war We did not want nor start. That was then, this is now. The past should not be forgotten, but neither should it be reappraised by our standards, We simply don't have the right or wisdom to do so.

CC

15 posted on 08/06/2010 8:05:44 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (ostende mihi pecuniam!)
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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?


16 posted on 08/06/2010 8:07:05 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (In the White House the mighty White House the Liar sleeps tonight.............)
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I wasn't around back then, but as an American I feel no sympathy to the Japanese affected by the bombings of Hiroshima or Nagasaki. It was a good thing that those people died, that those terrible weapons destroyed two cities and ultimately caused Japan to surrender, ending the war and preventing the deaths of potentially hundreds of thousands of Americans.

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.

19 posted on 08/06/2010 8:11:53 AM PDT by SaveTheChief (Obama dithered, America withered.)
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I wrote one, why didn’t they use it:

We’re 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.


22 posted on 08/06/2010 8:15:12 AM PDT by edge10 (Obama lied, babies died!)
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No apologies. EVER!


23 posted on 08/06/2010 8:16:26 AM PDT by onedoug
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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.


24 posted on 08/06/2010 8:19:16 AM PDT by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander: ..........................NUTS !)
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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?


25 posted on 08/06/2010 8:19:16 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft
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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.


28 posted on 08/06/2010 8:22:25 AM PDT by stormer
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We should be funding the building of a 13 story Christian church at the site. Just to show we hold no grudges.


30 posted on 08/06/2010 8:23:37 AM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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Sore Losers...nyah nyah nee nyah nyah. The sons and daughters of the soldiers spared invading Japan should send our own "delegation".

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.

34 posted on 08/06/2010 8:27:36 AM PDT by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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here’s an apology, “sorry we didnt have the bomb sooner, butterhead!”


47 posted on 08/06/2010 8:41:22 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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