I know Obama is ignorant of history, shows how much an ivy league education is worth these days, but you'd think someone in his administration would know that the atomic bombs dropped on Japan saved millions of American *and* Japanese lives. Historians agree that an invasion of the Japan home island would have resulted in horrific casualties. There is nothing to apologize for. The loss of civilian lives was regrettable, but so were the millions of Chinese civilians which the Japanese Imperial Army *slaughtered* in genocide (Japan still refuses to admit its guilt on this and apologize), or the hundreds of thousands of Allied prisoners tortured, starved and executed, or the tens of thousands of "comfort women" forced to be sex slaves to the Japanese army, etc etc. Moron Obama is playing right into the hands of ultra nationalistic Japanese who will seize on this as confirmation of US "guilt". Obama you truly have no respect for this nation. You are a national disgrace and should be tried for treason!
Designed by Germans, built by Americans and tested in Japan.
posted on 08/06/2010 8:26:43 PM PDT
(I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
“I know Obama is ignorant of history, shows how much an ivy league education is worth these days”
You are so correct!!!
Obama, and I very rarely call him Obama, is a total disgrace to this country! As I recall, he DID bow to the Emperor of Japan!
Oh, by the way, I normally call him Bowrama!
posted on 08/06/2010 8:38:02 PM PDT
(I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
Tibbets son must be retired out of uniform to say this, he was a B2 bomber pilot...
posted on 08/06/2010 8:47:29 PM PDT
((Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
“Obama you truly have no respect for this nation. You are a national disgrace and should be tried for treason!”
AGREED!!! (BTW don’t forget Stalin would have come in to Japan from the north, and today we’d probably have a North Japan and a South Japan, just like Korea)
He’s too busy vacationing to lay a wreath at Arlington on Memorial Day, but he will cruise on over to Japan to apologize for those evil American that dropped atomic bombs on two cities ending the deadliest war in history. This guy is simply not qualified to lead anyone.
I think the anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing and the horror of it should be front-and-center every year, with every US President taking a moment on that day to remind the world that if you mess with the US you’ll get yer s**t burned so bad you’ll still be whining and crying about it 65+ years later.
posted on 08/06/2010 10:31:33 PM PDT
(Tap into America!)
The only “apology” any US President should give for dropping nukes on Japan is “It is regrettable that the only way to stop mid 20th century Japan’s hegemony was to nuke two Japanese cities into smithereens. We hope and pray that it will never be necessary again.”
posted on 08/06/2010 11:52:03 PM PDT
(A messianic ger-tsedek)
we should have dropped the A Bomb on Tokyo and taken out the Emperor and everything else .
But we needed someone who could actually surrender .
They deserved it though
I'd like to offer my personal apology to the Emperor and the people of Japan. I'm sorry we only had two nukes.
posted on 08/07/2010 4:20:57 AM PDT
(Don't care where he was born. The oath I took said "...against all enemies, foreign and domestic".)
"Tibbets, whose father died in 2007 at age 92, said of the administration of President Barack Obama, I know its the anniversary, but I dont know what the hell theyre trying to do. It needs to be left alone. The war is over."
Tibbets forgot to add: "And WE won."
Kudos to your dad, Mr. Tibbets
posted on 08/07/2010 5:13:00 AM PDT
(Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
When I was in Japan, thirty some years ago, there were still a small number of Japanese smart enough and honest enough to realize that they owed Paul Tibbets their lives. Among them was my friend “Jimmy”. He figured that he would have died in the invasion. He had been trained to be an antitank weapon. He was to get under an American tank and detonate his satchel charge. Jimmy was eleven when the bombs were dropped. He was just one of the (tens of?)millions of Japanese who were still alive at the end of the war who wouldn’t have been without the bomb.
posted on 08/07/2010 7:38:51 AM PDT
(DISCLAIMER: No liberals were harmed in the making of this post. I'm sorry and will try harder.)
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