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Hillary Clinton approved apology to be given by U.S. delegation to Hiroshima
Fox News Channel | 8/5/10

Posted on 08/05/2010 10:58:43 AM PDT by pabianice

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1 posted on 08/05/2010 10:58:46 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice

Huh?


2 posted on 08/05/2010 10:59:47 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: pabianice

I am sure this was right after Japan apologized for Pearl Harbor, the Bataan Death March, Cabanatuan, etc., etc., etc., no?


3 posted on 08/05/2010 11:01:03 AM PDT by steelyourfaith ("Release the Second Chakra !!!!!!!" ... Al Gore, 10/24/06)
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To: Dallas59

Her husband destroy our patient system and gave them all our patient pending applications in a deal to harmonize between the two countries.


4 posted on 08/05/2010 11:02:01 AM PDT by edcoil (Truth's commotion is directly proportional to how deeply the lie was believed.)
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To: pabianice

This is how to win friends and influence people in November.


5 posted on 08/05/2010 11:02:13 AM PDT by Genoa (Titus 2:13)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Keepin’ an eye on this one.


6 posted on 08/05/2010 11:03:28 AM PDT by lonevoice (I can see November from my house!)
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To: pabianice

We’re sorry you started the war, committed heinous war crimes and were such fanatics that the dropping of atomic bombs was the only way to end the war and minimize casualties.


7 posted on 08/05/2010 11:05:06 AM PDT by edge10 (Obama lied, babies died!)
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To: pabianice

The bombing of Tokyo killed more people than the nuking of Hiroshima. Japan STARTED the war. What’s next an apology to the North Korea? An apology to Vietnam? An apology to the Taliban? This is insane.


8 posted on 08/05/2010 11:05:12 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: pabianice

So, I guess we’re sorry we didn’t invade Japan with millions of soldiers to have hundreds of thousand of casualties on both sides. We are sorry that the ensuing loss of life didn’t open up thousands of jobs for illegals to do back in the 40s and 50s. We are especially sorry because (then) we could have had unassailable Democratic majorities by the early 70s.

Is that the gist of it Hillary?


9 posted on 08/05/2010 11:05:14 AM PDT by rbg81 (When you see Obama, shout: "DO YOUR JOB!!")
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To: pabianice

I guess we are apologizing for winning the war. How silly of us not to know it would have been better if Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan won WWII. /s

(Does she really think this is going to help her in 2012?)


10 posted on 08/05/2010 11:05:34 AM PDT by CIB-173RDABN
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To: pabianice

The hits just keep comin’.


11 posted on 08/05/2010 11:07:17 AM PDT by MustKnowHistory
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To: steelyourfaith
I am sure this was right after Japan apologized for Pearl Harbor, the Bataan Death March, Cabanatuan, etc., etc., etc., no?

Are we going to apologize for all those maybe a million Japanese lives that were saved when Hiroshima and Nagagsaki were hit?

No one knows how many Americans would have died in the invasion. It says right here that many more than 200,000 Japanese would have died in the same invasion.

12 posted on 08/05/2010 11:07:31 AM PDT by stevem
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To: pabianice

This is complete and utter LIBERAL INSANITY. What a slap in the face of every man and woman that served or is serving in the US armed forces...including both my grandfathers. This has to be a mistake.


13 posted on 08/05/2010 11:09:18 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: pabianice

I apologize. I'm sorry.

I'm sorry we had to defend ourselves against an unwarranted attack. I'm sorry that your crew was stupid enough to fire on a station filled with a quarter million civilians, including your own people. And I'm sorry I waited as long as I did before I blew them all straight to Hell.

As with everything else, it's the thought that counts.

- Capt. John Sheridan, Babylon 5

We can dream . . .

14 posted on 08/05/2010 11:10:10 AM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: pabianice
The Humanity of the Hiroshima bomb

It is one of the absurdities of modern Political Leftism. They want to argue that it was some how immoral to use the Hiroshima/Nagasaki bombs. That we could of “Besieged” the Japanese islands and forced them to surrender

That is utter nonsense. The infrastructure of the Japanese islands was breaking down. Japan could not feed itself and relied on food imports. Instead of killing Japanese Civilians in the tens of thousands. The Leftist “Siege” would of killed millions from disease, starvation and malnutrition. Eve then there is no indication that would of broke the Japanese will. Japanese soldiers hung on various pacific islands for decades after WW 2 ended. Even after the bombs dropped die hard militarists tried to stop the Emperor from surrendering.

Then there is the question. What response would the Japanese been to an invasion and occupation. Given our recent experience with the Iraqis and “Insurgency” what do you suppose a Japanese Insurgency would of done?

It is possible the Japanese would not have survived as a people? The Japanese civilian and military casualties on Siapan and Okinawa were horrific. Give the intensifying tempo of suicide attacks by the Japaneses,the fire power brought down on the Japanese Home Island prior to and during an Invasion would of killed tens of thousands if not millions of civilians as well as military forces.

Dropping the Atomic bombs was an act of humanity that preserved tens of thousands, if not millions, of lives.

15 posted on 08/05/2010 11:11:08 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is eventually you run our of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: stevem

Obama can’t be THAT stupid, can he?

Can he?

If he is stupid enough to have an American ambassador apologize for Hiroshima, he’s toast.

Palin will tap dance all over him.

Best,

Chris


16 posted on 08/05/2010 11:11:18 AM PDT by section9
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To: pabianice

This will help her with her liberal base when she challenges Obama for the nomination in 2012.


17 posted on 08/05/2010 11:11:50 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: pabianice
Oh - and just by way of update:

The U.S. delegation will not offer an apology for dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki when it attends a ceremony in Japan on Friday marking the 65th anniversary of the attacks, which brought World War II to an end.

U.S. Delegation Will Not Offer Apology at Hiroshima Ceremony - FOXNews.com

18 posted on 08/05/2010 11:12:54 AM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: pabianice
With this mindset, they will have to apologize to Nazi Germany for Dresden. Our leaders are totally insane.
19 posted on 08/05/2010 11:15:37 AM PDT by Know et al (Spill chock want ketch awl yore miss takes.)
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To: pabianice

“Sorry we killed two hundred thousand people at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We would’ve much rather killed five million of you suicidally defending against our invasion, and another ten million by disease and starvation during the subsequent occupation of the ruins of Japan, and left your country divided in half when the Soviets invaded the north. Our bad.”

}:-)4


20 posted on 08/05/2010 11:15:41 AM PDT by Moose4 (November 2, 2010--the day that "YES WE CAN" becomes "OH NO YOU DIN'T")
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To: pabianice

FUHC & FUBO for approving this.


21 posted on 08/05/2010 11:16:15 AM PDT by panaxanax (Keep plucking those chickens and boiling that tar. There's a party coming in November!)
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To: pabianice

Maybe Bill can pass around a box of cigars to show bygones are bygones......


22 posted on 08/05/2010 11:16:21 AM PDT by nasube (Bazinga!)
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To: pabianice
Did the Japs apologize for:








23 posted on 08/05/2010 11:17:45 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: RansomOttawa

Knew it had to be false...but then again....


24 posted on 08/05/2010 11:17:54 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: section9
If he is stupid enough to have an American ambassador apologize for Hiroshima, he’s toast.

Sadly, he will be no toastier than he is today. People who still claim to support this guy are beyond shame. You can't embarrass them. Period. Since the Democrats in Congress still support him, they are beyond shame also.

If Hillary is the messenger of an apology, that will be interesting.

25 posted on 08/05/2010 11:19:19 AM PDT by stevem
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To: steelyourfaith

...the rape of Nanking


26 posted on 08/05/2010 11:20:59 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: steelyourfaith

...the rape of Nanking


27 posted on 08/05/2010 11:21:07 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: pabianice

What else is new...60’s hippies pissing on the graves of vet’s, since they can no longer spit in their faces.


28 posted on 08/05/2010 11:21:31 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo
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To: MNJohnnie

The Japanese, BTW, are some very racially prejudiced and sexist individuals (I’ve spent time there)-they have a very dim view of America’s more “vibrant and diverse” individuals and their women, as far as in the corporate and political world are secretaries, elevator operators, and tea-fetchers.

At the risk of sounding bad-their views are mostly dead on-they aren’t functioning out of “hate” they just see things very clearly and ca;ll ‘em as they see ‘em (BTW #2-I never heard one Japanese condemn Hiroshima, Nagasaki, or our actions in WW 2)

They must be laughing their asses off at our present “administration”


29 posted on 08/05/2010 11:21:48 AM PDT by nasube (Bazinga!)
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To: pabianice

Reading all this yacked out news makes me feel like Alice swallowing pills.

Am I hallucinating?

Things get curiouser and curiouser.


30 posted on 08/05/2010 11:22:17 AM PDT by hoe_cake ( Society of the Descendants of the Signers of the Constitution)
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To: RansomOttawa

I was wondering about that.

Obama’s goose would have been cooked. The Dem caucus would have been immediately thrown on the defensive. Hillary simply couldn’t be this stupid.

Best,

Chris


31 posted on 08/05/2010 11:24:24 AM PDT by section9
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To: stevem

They also fail to take into account that Russia had commited to a date to invade Japan from the north.

Had Russia invaded from the north, and the USA from the south the result would have been much like Germany’s: split in half (with one part dominated by the Soviets), and the country devestated from end to end by war.

The bomb was horrible, but the fact is Japan would have suffered more from a conventional invasion by the USA & Soviets then it did from a nuclear attack (as hard as that may be to grasp).


32 posted on 08/05/2010 11:27:57 AM PDT by Brookhaven (The next step for the Tea Party--The Conservative Hand--is available at Amazon.com)
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To: pabianice

Apologize?? The earned every btu & rad they got.


33 posted on 08/05/2010 11:28:06 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: pabianice

This attitude is pretty common among deranged liberals - while on jury duty last winter, a fellow juror (60 something city manager) claimed his Washington D.C. vacation was fine until he visited the war memorials - “they were too militaristic” for his lib tastes. I asked if we should apologize for winning WWII and he just shrugged. This dunce also stated his sympathy for child molesters until I said they could stay at his place and babysit his grandchildren. It is indeed a mental disorder, and if not for the atomic bombs my Dad would have been killed invading Japan and I would not be a freeper.


34 posted on 08/05/2010 11:29:49 AM PDT by dainbramaged (If you want a friend, get a dog.)
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To: pabianice

The smartest woman in the world wants to apologize for the a-bombs we dropped on Japan? She can kiss my you-know-what.


35 posted on 08/05/2010 11:31:41 AM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: MustKnowHistory

I was going to say the same thing....COME ON PEOPLE!!!! How PC can we get before we make ourselves sick?

Oops, sorry, that’s already happened.......


36 posted on 08/05/2010 11:32:32 AM PDT by shredderman (Living in a Blue State, with a Blue Wife, But I'm Red to the bone.....)
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To: pabianice

The dems are going to get A-bombed in November.


37 posted on 08/05/2010 11:36:29 AM PDT by matt1234 (The only crisis 0bama can manage is one he intentionally created.)
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To: RansomOttawa

“Oh - and just by way of update: “

Friday’s ceremony will mark the first time that the U.S. will send a delegation to the anniversary ceremony.

(Smug is as smug does.)


38 posted on 08/05/2010 11:41:08 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: MNJohnnie

No offense, but it’s “could have” and “would have.” It is interesting that your verbal conjugation was correct when it involved a negative: “It is possible the Japanese would not have survived...”


39 posted on 08/05/2010 11:43:29 AM PDT by Texan Tory
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To: Texan Tory

Thanks for the corrections!

The Humanity of the Hiroshima bomb

It is one of the absurdities of modern Political Leftism. They want to argue that it was some how immoral to use the Hiroshima/Nagasaki bombs. That we could of “Besieged” the Japanese islands and forced them to surrender

That is utter nonsense. The infrastructure of the Japanese islands was breaking down. Japan could not feed itself and relied on food imports. Instead of killing Japanese Civilians in the tens of thousands. The Leftist “Siege” would of killed millions from disease, starvation and malnutrition. Eve then there is no indication that would of broke the Japanese will. Japanese soldiers hung on various pacific islands for decades after WW 2 ended. Even after the bombs dropped die hard militarists tried to stop the Emperor from surrendering.

Then there is the question. What response would the Japanese been to an invasion and occupation. Given our recent experience with the Iraqis and “Insurgency” what do you suppose a Japanese Insurgency would of done?

It is possible the Japanese would not have survived as a people. The Japanese civilian and military casualties on Siapan and Okinawa were horrific. Give the intensifying tempo of suicide attacks by the Japaneses,the fire power brought down on the Japanese Home Island prior to and during an Invasion would of killed tens of thousands if not millions of civilians as well as military forces.

Dropping the Atomic bombs was an act of humanity that preserved tens of thousands, if not millions, of lives.


40 posted on 08/05/2010 11:47:00 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is eventually you run our of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: jimbo123

BUMP!


41 posted on 08/05/2010 11:57:59 AM PDT by BenLurkin (Will must be the harder, courage the bolder, spirit must be the more, as our might lessens.)
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To: tbpiper

And them some.


42 posted on 08/05/2010 11:58:47 AM PDT by BenLurkin (Will must be the harder, courage the bolder, spirit must be the more, as our might lessens.)
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To: pabianice
Suddenly, a new announcement from Obama. The US delegation will not apologize as it bows at the memorial in Japan. I guess the WH is getting barbequed over this.
43 posted on 08/05/2010 12:16:43 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: steelyourfaith
I am sure this was right after Japan apologized for Pearl Harbor, the Bataan Death March, Cabanatuan, etc., etc., etc., no?

For what it is worth, Japan has made about 50 official apologies since the 1950s regarding various aspects of the Pacific War, and its actions in Korea and China. There's a list at List of war apology statements issued by Japan.

In fact, just last year, there was a specific apology for the Bataan Death March, delivered directly to 73 of its survivors: Japan Apologizes for Bataan Death March.

But there's no reason for us to apologize. Japan had its own nuclear weapons program, and there is significant research that shows that they were much closer to a weapon than most historians had thought. (There are even some people who believe that Japan had actually succeeded with some version of a nuclear weapon test in what is now North Korea.) There's no question in my mind that if the Japanese could have used a nuclear weapon on us, they would have not hesitated to do so.

It was a hard-fought war by both sides. From talking with many Japanese, I have myself met very few that felt aggrieved by the nuclear weapons used at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. (I would say, though, that an irrational horror of nuclear weapons is quite common among Japanese.) I believe it's safe to say that every one of those folks who I met that were vocally aggrieved were quite leftist, and well out of the Japanese mainstream.

44 posted on 08/05/2010 12:17:13 PM PDT by snowsislander (In this election year, please ask your candidates if they support repeal of the 1968 GCA.)
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To: pabianice

A week from now, Obama will be apologizing for putting down the Confederacy.


45 posted on 08/05/2010 12:28:41 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Obama, the Criminal, is BAD for AMERICA.)
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To: pabianice
Folks if we apologize for Hiroshima this is going to make the furor over the mosque near ground zero look like child's play. People are going to be marching in the streets calling for the return of Gorge W. Bush.
46 posted on 08/05/2010 12:44:07 PM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: pabianice

........ a broken clock is even right two times a day .


47 posted on 08/05/2010 12:49:16 PM PDT by lionheart 247365 (-:{ GLENN BECK is 0bama's TRANSPARENCY CZAR }:-)
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To: pabianice

Would not surprise me. Hillary Clinton is a liberal American-hating Free Trade Globalist....who will use any opprotunity to stab Americans in the back

Wonder if we will ever get an apology for the Bataan Beath March?

Japan deserved to be nuked at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Get over it Globalist PC nutjobs


48 posted on 08/05/2010 3:12:53 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (JD for Senate ..... jdforsenate.com. You either voting for JD, or voting for the Liberal...)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior
Wonder if we will ever get an apology for the Bataan Beath March?

Japan Apologizes for Bataan Death March: Ambassador Speaks to Last 73 American Survivors of the March

49 posted on 08/05/2010 3:43:11 PM PDT by snowsislander (In this election year, please ask your candidates if they support repeal of the 1968 GCA.)
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To: pabianice

Any bit of inclination I might have ever felt to apologize to Japan for dropping the bombs was eliminated when I read about Nanking.


50 posted on 08/05/2010 4:04:13 PM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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