Skip to comments.OBAMA Nixes Plans For Hiroshima Apology Tour (Afraid of US Electorate): My Translation from Japan
Posted on 09/18/2010 5:07:51 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo
Sources within the Obama Administration as well as with the ruling Japan Democratic Party here have leaked and confirmed that Obama (and Japan side) have come to the conclusion to make the decision to cancel any side trip to Hiroshima, Japan in November as part of O's ongoing worldwide apology tour.
(Excerpt) Read more at sankei.jp.msn.com ...
This trip has been in the background for nearly two years; Obama was not able to make it last fall and has wanted to go there and express remorse for American Military Action in 広島 and 長崎 in the closing days of World War II. His Ambassador to Japan has already done this--or so it was locally interpreted.
Now the Japanese language Conservative Sankei News, large circulation daily in Japan is breaking with news from both D.C. and in Tokyo among knowledgeable US-Japan sources that OBAMA HAS DEFINITIVELY TOLD JAPAN TO NOT EXPECT HIM TO MAKE THE VISIT TO HIROSHIMA when he is next in Japan in November.The reasons stated were the touchy US 2010 mid-term elections, the sentiment this act may generate with the American People, overall US-Japan relations factors, and others. Anothere reason, noted in the headline, was internal DJP leadership election issues which could not bring Japan's side to agreement on how to proceed with this.
Japanese head of story:
English synopsis translation of the original Japanese language article just out now through Sankei.
[Conservative and patriotic friends in the blogosphere: If referencing this story word-for-word on your blog in an effort to viralize this report, please quote Free Repubilc and "AiT", providing a direct link to this FR story]. This concludes my overview translation and synopsis.
Obama will probably apologize to the grave of King George next.
Huh, maybe he’s learned a little something.
Express remorse for dropping bombs in WWII?
Well, you know, that probably IS something that might make voters mad. Ya think?
Then the odds would be greater for a clean sweep.
Coward - you KNOW he wants to apologize.
Omoslem’s next apology speech will be at Cleopatra’s tomb.
Following that, he’ll apologize to the denizens of Middle Earth.
And if time allows, he will apologize to the Smurfs for the razing of their forest by Gargamel.
Obama’s just gutless all the way around. He’s a disgrace to the office he holds.
Nice going putz, you're batting 1.000.
It was probably explained to him, s..l..o..w..l..y by an American.
Having said that, YES, you can bet your bottom Yen (currently Yen 85 to the US Dollar) that an enterprising Japanese journalist here in Japan will bait the hook with a clever question in the joint summit press conference in APEC Yokohama, where a jetlagged Obongo will slip and, with a serious case of clientitus, in an effort to curry favor with the Japanese (in his mind only) he will regret for not being able to go to Hiroshima this time to offer his sincerest apology. Then the s- will hit the fan back home. Just watch! Bookmark here. You heard it here first!
Oh, and it will be accompanied with another lame, culturally incorrect and insulting "effort" at a Japanese style bow. ;-)
Hiroshima is what made them the closing days of WWII.
Obastard isn’t afraid of being re-elected because he knew his agenda was against the people of the United States.
What a ingrate and trash this guy is! I will never forgive the loons who voted for this thing.
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