Skip to comments.A Commercial for Power Line.....(in which Japan nixed Obama apologizing for....)
Posted on 10/13/2011 11:38:29 PM PDT by yoe
I think Power Line deserves to take a bow once in a while. After I heard a tip last week from someone just back from Japan about the Wikileaks disclosure of a cable rebuffing an Obama Apology Tour stop at Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 2009, I naturally Googled to see what I could find. Although the story had appeared in a number of English language newspapers in Japan, I couldnt find any mention of it anywhere in the American media, or in the blogosphere. So I think it is fair to say Power Line had the story first (The World Apology Tour Revisited)
I think Michael Barone was the first to pick up on it in his (Japan nixed Obama atomic bomb apology) space (mentioning Power Line), then (Apologies Not Accepted), then Fox News Special Report last night, and also Jake Tappers (Political Punch) blog at ABC News. The White House has had to issue a denial that any such apology was planned. Yeah, and they never heard of Solyndra either. Lets go to the tape: as Obamas own ambassador put it, the Japanese government felt that the idea of President Obama visiting Hiroshima to apologize for the atomic bombing during World War II is a non-starter. Where, oh where, would the Japanese government have got such an idea into their head?
Another object lesson in the ability of the Internet to break the Mainstream Media monopoly. Hat tip to Wikileaks, of course. But as I said in the original post, anyone who thinks the damage from Wikileaks wont affect the Left, too, isnt paying attention.
White House: We think something got lost in the translation. The President was going to apologize for Bush puking, not “nuking” at that dinner.
I agree on PowerLine. Consistent high quality on a wide range of topics. Worth bookmarking...
Does this mean everyone 'gets' that our MSM is lame? Everyone?
Hiding behind the door, thinking to herself, "Jeez, all I have to do is keep my head down, and this guy will go China Syndrome before the next election, and I'll be able to walk in and pick up the nomination lying on the floor where Bozo dropped it."
I've got a whole pocketful of bottlecaps sez Hillary's going to resign and challenge. Someone asked her about the vice presidency this week, and she swore off -- but her eyes were shining with ambition, she couldn't hide it. If someone had flipped the light switch off, her eyes would have glowed in the dark.
"It's aliiive! IT'S ALIIVVE!" </Dr. F.>
Ms Rodham looks a trifle pooped of late.
Bet she’d just as soon retire back to where ever and live well on the Chinese kickback cash. She can read the tea leaves.
This is one of those times...