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Apologies Not Accepted
IBD Editorials ^ | October 11, 2011 | Editor

Posted on 10/11/2011 4:56:09 PM PDT by Kaslin

Leadership: Leaked cables show Japan nixed a presidential apology to Hiroshima and Nagasaki for using nukes to end the overseas contingency operation known as World War II. Will the next president apologize for the current one?

The obsessive need of this president to apologize for American exceptionalism and our defense of freedom continued recently when Barack Obama's State Department (run by Hillary Clinton) contacted the family of al-Qaida propagandist and recruiter Samir Khan to "express its condolences" to his family.

Khan, a right-hand man to Anwar al-Awlaki, was killed along with Awlaki in an airstrike in Yemen on Sept. 30. We apologized for killing a terrorist before he could help kill any more of us.

It's yet another part of the world apology tour that began with Obama taking the oath of office to protect and defend the United States and its Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic, something he immediately felt sorry for.

One stop on his tour was Prague in August 2009. There he spoke of "America's commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons," ignoring that before 1945 we lived in such a world and it was neither peaceful nor secure.

Another stop on the tour was in Japan, where Obama in November 2009 bowed to the emperor, something no American president had ever done. It could have been worse if plans to visit Nagasaki and Hiroshima to apologize for winning the war with the atom bombs had come to pass.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Japan
KEYWORDS: apologizerinchief; apologytour; hiroshima; ibd; japan; nagasaki; obama

1 posted on 10/11/2011 4:56:13 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

The Japanese have more sense then our own president. There is no reason whatsoever to apologize to what is now our dear friend and ally for what we did during the war. It was, after all, war.


2 posted on 10/11/2011 5:00:55 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (What's special about bad? Bad is easy. Anyone can do bad. Aspire to be good!)
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To: Kaslin
The obsessive need of this president to apologize for American exceptionalism and our defense of freedom continued recently when Barack Obama's State Department (run by Hillary Clinton) contacted the family of al-Qaida propagandist and recruiter Samir Khan to "express its condolences" to his family.

That is insane.

3 posted on 10/11/2011 5:03:27 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (So much stress was put on Bush's Fault that it finally let go, magnitude 6)
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To: Kaslin

Those bombs saved more Japanese lives than American and they would have saved a LOT of American lives. The invasions would not have been pretty.


4 posted on 10/11/2011 5:14:56 PM PDT by magslinger (To properly protect your family you need a Bible, a twelve gauge and a pig.)
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To: Kaslin

Those bombs saved more Japanese lives than American and they saved a LOT of American lives. The invasions would not have been pretty.


5 posted on 10/11/2011 5:15:35 PM PDT by magslinger (To properly protect your family you need a Bible, a twelve gauge and a pig.)
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To: Kaslin

Apologizing for someone else amounts to finger-pointing, not contrition.


6 posted on 10/11/2011 5:23:22 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: CitizenUSA

Yes and they started it... so $crew them if they can’t accept a presidential apology from the country they attacked! Choose a smaller country to pick on so you do not become the reason the big country develops a weapon to totally destroy you.. FOOLS.


7 posted on 10/11/2011 5:30:33 PM PDT by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: magslinger

It also saved Japan from being divided, like Korea.


8 posted on 10/11/2011 5:32:58 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Kaslin
I'm surprised he hasn't appollogized for the crusades
9 posted on 10/11/2011 5:34:27 PM PDT by Figment ("A communist is someone who reads Marx.An anti-communist is someone who understands Marx" R Reagan)
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To: dfwgator

Yes, and the soviets wanted to jump in and get half of Japan. We played it well so they would not. The bomb actually gave all, (us and japan) a pause from the soviets getting involved.


10 posted on 10/11/2011 5:36:28 PM PDT by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: Figment

“I’m surprised he hasn’t appollogized for the crusades”

He can’t, he’s on the other side.


11 posted on 10/11/2011 5:39:11 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: magslinger
Considering the death toll just on the Japanese side during the battle of Okinawa--soldiers and civilians--the death toll if the home islands had been invaded could have run into the millions. Vastly fewer Japanese died because the bombs were dropped.

Have the Japanese ever sincerely apologized for the suffering they inflicted on the Chinese, the Koreans, the Filipinos, and the people of the other countries they conquered? In Nanking, China, alone, they killed hundreds of thousands--for no reason other than that Japan wanted to conquer China.

Has Obama apologized to the Japanese for what the US did after the war, rebuilding Japan? He should include that in his apology.

Obama is not a patriot.

12 posted on 10/11/2011 5:54:58 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Kaslin
This ought to play real well in an election season.

Lets see if the republicans have the courage to use it.

13 posted on 10/11/2011 6:03:46 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Verginius Rufus
Obama can speak for America because our system allows him to be its political & military leader.

But he has no moral right to speak for Americans.

14 posted on 10/11/2011 6:07:00 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Verginius Rufus
My dad invaded Okinawa. At the time the bomb was dropped, he was on Luzon retraining and refitting for Olympic. The estimates for American casualties in Operation Olympic alone were around one million.

It is my personal estimate that Japanese casualties for all of the invasions and subjugation of Japan would have exceeded 20 million, probably closer to 30 million. I have talked to Japanese who were alive at the time. They were much more afraid of Americans than of death because of Japanese propaganda. It would have been a blood bath.

15 posted on 10/11/2011 6:21:46 PM PDT by magslinger (To properly protect your family you need a Bible, a twelve gauge and a pig.)
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To: dfwgator
I am not so sure given that the USSR didn't declare war until August 9 when the war was effectively over. If they had been involved in the invasion, the Japanese casualties would have been vastly increased not to mention deaths after fighting ceased.

One would hope that Harry S wouldn't just give half of Japan to the USSR if they didn't have boots on the ground.

16 posted on 10/11/2011 6:38:19 PM PDT by magslinger (To properly protect your family you need a Bible, a twelve gauge and a pig.)
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To: Kaslin
There he spoke of "America's commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons," ignoring that before 1945 we lived in such a world and it was neither peaceful nor secure.

Nuclear weapons are the reason WWII was the last war between major industrial nations. Nukes are the great peacekeepers of the world in the right hands.

17 posted on 10/11/2011 7:19:57 PM PDT by Will88
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To: magslinger

At Yalta FDR got Stalin to promise to enter the war against Japan within 2 or 3 months after the end of the war in Europe. Stalin declared war on Japan 3 months to the day after V-E Day. In February 1945 the atom bomb hadn’t been proven to work and people thought the war against Japan would continue into 1946, so getting Soviet help seemed like a good idea. As it turned out, for 6 days’ participation in the war (Japan agreed to surrender on August 14), Stalin got a lot, including half of Korea.


18 posted on 10/11/2011 7:20:38 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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Apology tour ping


19 posted on 10/11/2011 7:58:13 PM PDT by raptor22 (Join me on Twitter @gerfingerpoken)
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To: magslinger

Spot on, and anyone who doesn’t understand this is only showing their ignorance of WWII Pacific Theater history, and the Battle of Okinawa in particular.


20 posted on 10/11/2011 8:03:16 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Kaslin

“Leaked cables....”

Good. The leaks have started and that is a great sign.... Obama’s world is crumbling.


21 posted on 10/11/2011 8:08:58 PM PDT by Gator113 (~ Just livin' life~)
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To: Kaslin
The obsessive need of this president to apologize for American exceptionalism and our defense of freedom continued recently when Barack Obama's State Department (run by Hillary Clinton) contacted the family of al-Qaida propagandist and recruiter Samir Khan to "express its condolences" to his family.

This is one sorry administration.

22 posted on 10/11/2011 8:19:28 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Kaslin
[Art.] Barack Obama's State Department (run by Hillary Clinton) contacted the family of al-Qaida propagandist and recruiter Samir Khan to "express its condolences" to his family. Khan, a right-hand man to Anwar al-Awlaki, was killed along with Awlaki .....


Are. You. Kidding. Me.

This insanity is now officially beyond insanity. It's perverse. Theodore Roosevelt is doing over 300 RPM in his grave.

23 posted on 10/12/2011 3:39:28 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: lentulusgracchus

Teddy Roosevelt, like his cousin Franklin, was, like Obambi, a “Progressive” socialist, with little to recommend him. I’m sure he would be OK with the apology tour if it furthered world socialism.


24 posted on 10/12/2011 9:11:25 AM PDT by dcwusmc (A FREE People have no sovereign save Almighty GOD!!! III OK We are EVERYWHERE!!!)
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To: magslinger

“Those bombs saved more Japanese lives than American and they would have saved a LOT of American lives. The invasions would not have been pretty.”

Correct.

And, candidly, the Japs deserved it.

Obama’s version of America being always at fault is bizarro.


25 posted on 10/12/2011 10:12:00 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: Kaslin

This comes from the Rev Jeremiah Wright - that Hiroshima and Nagasaki were racist attacks - and stupid Obama eats the nonsense up.


26 posted on 10/12/2011 11:01:09 AM PDT by Titus-Maximus (Light from Light)
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To: dcwusmc
Teddy Roosevelt, like his cousin Franklin, was, like Obambi, a “Progressive” socialist....

Oh, nonsense. Teddy wouldn't recognize our "Progs" ..... he'd blow snot on them, and spread his mighty Rushmore cheeks.

Roosevelt embodied issues and virtues that have Zero to do with Progressivism today (which today, remember, is just a stolen label for the Stalinist wing of the 'Rat Party -- these guys aren't the old Progressives).

27 posted on 10/12/2011 11:35:23 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: lentulusgracchus

Teddy’s the one who started the modern misinterpretation of theCommerce clause, beginning the statist trend toward bigger and bigger government. If that’s not right in line with “progressive” goals, NOTHING is. And progressive meant then JUST what it does now, and for the same reason: Americans would never accept socialism.


28 posted on 10/12/2011 12:08:19 PM PDT by dcwusmc (A FREE People have no sovereign save Almighty GOD!!! III OK We are EVERYWHERE!!!)
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To: Kaslin
Obama is a sniveling little sh!t who somehow convinced the idiots among us he is an American. Pandering, bowing....apologizing everywhere that is not in or of this country.

He is a disgrace to blacks, he is a disgrace to all religions not Muslim, and he is poised to take the place of Benedict Arnold and the Rosenbergs as biggest traitor to America. You people that voted for this monster should hang your empty heads in abject shame.

29 posted on 10/12/2011 12:14:02 PM PDT by Gaffer
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