Skip to comments.A Hiroshima Apology? (State Dept "to express respect for all the victims of World War II")
Posted on 08/06/2010 9:08:07 AM PDT by mojito
For the first time since the United States dropped the atomic bomb on Japan 65 years ago, today the U.S. ambassador to Japan will attend the official commemoration ceremony at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial. The U.S. ambassador has always declined the annual invitation, but this year is different. President Barack Obama decided to acknowledge the event with the presence of a high-level dignitary. As State Department spokesman Philip Crowley explained, Ambassador John Roos will be there "to express respect for all the victims of World War II."
Gene Tibbetsthe son of Brig. Gen. Paul W. Tibbets Jr., the pilot who dropped the bomb on Hiroshimacalled the Obama administration's decision "an unsaid apology." Whether or not that's the case, by saying "all the victims" Mr. Crowley raises the specter of moral equivalence, a problem that's grown worse over the years when it comes to judging right and wrong during World War II and throughout history.
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Unfortunately, the Big Wee Wee already has considerable expertise groveling to the Japanese
Every December 7th, I still have the intense memory recall of riding in the car on December 7th, 1961. We were listening to a radio program re-playing the news reports about the attack on Pearl Harbor, 800 hours, December 7, 1941. As we were listening I glanced over at my Dad to see tears running down his face. Twenty years after that terrible morning it still affected my father as though it were just yesterday.
In 1986 I lived across the street from a man who survived the Bataan Death March. He barely spoke of what happened, his nightmares were horrendous. At that time I was going to work at 3:00am or 4:00am, barely a morning would go by that I saw a light on in that house.
Now, tell why and what for are these idiots apologizing?
Apologize for having those World Trade Center Towers in the way of where his "Peace loving" muzzie brothers were flying their planes.
0bama is absolutely disgusting!
You forgot the < /animal house> tag...
Have the Jappers apologised for the Bataan Death March, the rapes of Nanking and Manilla, Pearl Harbor?
It’s tragic when so many noncombatants are killed as were in WWII. The fault, however, lies with their own governments. People who cannot or will not control their own political fortunes will suffer, as they always have throughout history, whether they live in Japan, Germany, Italy, Uganda, Haiti, China, Cuba or Iran. It is NOT the fault of those countries who eventually have to step in to control the savage aggression of their tyrannical leaders and war machines. Every single person on this earth must realize that that the most immediate and serious threat to their security is THEIR OWN GOVERNMENT, despite the pathological lying and flowery rhetoric they endure year after year.
My Father was at Guadacanal, Tarawa and Saipan. He would roll over in his grave if he knew we had apologized to the Japs. He always told me the Japs killed more innocent people than the Germans ever thought about killing.
I despise the people in this regime currently running our country.
He’s used to being on his knees from what I hear.
The Japanese handed us a disaster at Pearl Harbor.....we returned the favor......
Germany was a sovereign nation. It was Japan that attacked us. < /sarc >
The above is the same type of argument the Left used when we resumed the Gulf War in Iraq (Saddam had already broken the peace).
The only type of war that the Left would approve of would be like the one that happened in the movie Red Dawn. Where the Russians invade the U.S. I’m sure they’ll love the remake coming out this fall, at least up to the part where America starts winning...
According to the 2002 International Symposium on the Crimes of Bacteriological Warfare, the number of people killed by the Imperial Japanese Army germ warfare and human experiments is around 580,000.
> My Father was at Guadacanal, Tarawa and Saipan. He would roll over in his grave if he knew we had apologized to the Japs.
So was my father. He’d roll over too.
Now there's at least two of us who think so! ;^)
Then we can accept their thanks for not killing every last one of them.
I think this is incorrect. It’s been done already, or at least some kind of apology offered.
Hiroshima 65 years later; US attends ceremony, but offers no apology
Obamah, the America-Hating Mongrel President!