Ignoring Japan's war atrocities, Obama apologizes for U.S. bombing of Hiroshima

Obama’s entire presidency has been one unending apology-and-diss-America tour around the world. As his days in the White House dwindle to nothing, expect that to accelerate.
The POS took his latest apology-and-diss-America act to Japan, where he managed to outdo even his past acts by condemning the 1,076,245 Americans who gave their lives or were wounded in the Second World War.

Obama bows to Japanese emperor, February 2010

Obama bows to Japanese emperor, February 2010


Yesterday, May 27, 2016, on the eve of Memorial Day, as the President of the United States of America, Obama told the world that the Truman Administration’s decision to drop a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945, arose from America’s blood-thirsty hypocrisy (“justify violence in the name of some higher cause”), religious zeal (“believers who have claimed their faith as a license to kill”), jingoistic nationalism that was “used to oppress and dehumanize those who are different,” and moral degeneracy (“technological progress” without a “moral revolution”).
Condemning the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, Obama said:

How easily we learn to justify violence in the name of some higher cause.

Every great religion promises a pathway to love and peace and righteousness, and yet no religion has been spared from believers who have claimed their faith as a license to kill.

Nations arise telling a story that binds people together in sacrifice and cooperation, allowing for remarkable feats. But those same stories have so often been used to oppress and dehumanize those who are different.

Science allows us to communicate across the seas and fly above the clouds, to cure disease and understand the cosmos, but those same discoveries can be turned into ever more efficient killing machines.

The wars of the modern age teach us this truth. Hiroshima teaches this truth. Technological progress without an equivalent progress in human institutions can doom us. The scientific revolution that led to the splitting of an atom requires a moral revolution as well.

Then Obama commiserated with the Japanese victims:

Why do we come to this place, to Hiroshima? We come to ponder a terrible force unleashed in a not-so-distant past. We come to mourn the dead, including over 100,000 Japanese men, women and children, thousands of Koreans, a dozen Americans held prisoner.

Their souls speak to us. […] We stand here in the middle of this city and force ourselves to imagine the moment the bomb fell. We force ourselves to feel the dread of children confused by what they see. We listen to a silent cry.

But Obama, the bleeding heart, made no mention of the American lives and property destroyed by Japan’s bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Nor did he mention the Imperial Japanese Army’s wanton slaughter of (Rape of Nanking) and grotesque medical experiments on Chinese civilians, forcing Korean women into sexual slavery (“comfort women“), and unspeakable cruelty toward Allied POWs (Bataan Death March).

Rape of Nanking: Body of Chinese woman killed by being raped with a Japanese bayonet

Rape of Nanking: Body of Chinese woman killed by being raped with a Japanese bayonet


Nor did Obama mention that President Harry Truman’s decision to use the atomic bomb took place only AFTER the U.S. fire-bombing of Japanese cities, and was intended as a means to avoid a full-scale Allied invasion of Japan, which would exact an incalculable loss in human lives — American and Japanese.
Nor did Obama mention that the bomb dropped on Hiroshima was only the first of TWO nuclear bombs. That Japan refused to surrender after Hiroshima, and so three days later, on August 9, 1945, the U.S. dropped a second atomic bomb on the city of Nagasaki. Only then did Emperor Hirohito order the military government to accept the terms the Allies had set down in the Potsdam Declaration for ending the war. After several more days of behind-the-scenes negotiations, in a recorded radio address to his people on August 15, Hirohito finally surrendered.
In the words of Joel B. Pollak for Breitbart:

Obama, a native of Honolulu who grew up near Pearl Harbor, said nothing about the fact that Japan started the war; nothing about the fact that the Japanese were responsible for the slaughter of millions of civilians throughout Asia and the Pacific; nothing about the fact that the Japanese refused to surrender after hundreds of thousands had already been killed in conventional bombing. […]
He left out the moral case for ending the war, and the hundreds of thousands of deaths avoided because of Hiroshima.
The contrast to President Harry S. Truman could not have been clearer.
Reflecting on the decision to bomb Japan years later, Truman declared: “That bomb caused the Japanese to surrender, and it stopped the war. I don’t care what the crybabies say now, because they didn’t have to make the decision.”
As he has done before, Obama cast a moral equivalence between different civilizations, implying that Americans were just as bad as the Imperial Japanese, or anyone else.
But he went further, casting doubt on the American effort in World War II itself [….]
There is really only one response to Obama’s gesture, and it goes beyond media disputation and moral condemnation.
It must be made clear that at Hiroshima, Obama represented no one but himself — not the Greatest Generation who fought the war, and not the generations of Americans who have grown up enjoying the freedom that victory over Japan secured.
The U.S. Congress declared war on Japan the day after Pearl Harbor. Millions of Americans fought to save the country, and civilization. Hundreds of thousands died, often in brutal hand-to-hand combat against a fanatically determined Japanese enemy.
It is the inescapable duty of the Congress of the United States today to censure President Barack Obama for casting doubt on the sacrifices and motivations of the Americans who fought the Second World War — on the eve of Memorial Day, no less.

Click here to contact your representatives in Congress.
~Eowyn

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japoa
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Another star on the report card for the ” Apologizer in Chief “………..He bows down to more men than Jenna Jamison does , and that’s saying something !

TrailDust
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TrailDust

This president daily grows more despicable. The “Rape of Nanking” is a very important counterpoint to his argument against the 2 nukes. Good article, Dr. Eowyn.
My Dad was on a Liberty Ship crossing the Pacific when word of Japan’s surrender came. The carnage averted by the use of those bombs is far more than what happened in those cities.

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

TD . . . Thank you for stating the truth. My Father served on the USS Laws a destroyer. He was stationed off Okinawa. He always said that the greatest thing that Harry Truman did was to okay the dropping of the atom bombs . . . not only did it save hundreds of thousands of both American and Japanese lives. Ask yourself . . . did not the US government pump millions of dollars into Japan after the war. So much so, that they were able to take over the electronics industry in the 1970’s. I find myself so… Read more »

kennetha98
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kennetha98

He has been a muslum, a traiter, and anti USA since day one. He claims world leaders fear a Trump presidency. Their stupid leadership and Obama Presidency are the reason Europe is allowing muslum immigrants to run   amok in their countries.

SimplyFred
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SimplyFred

Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on a Sunday.

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

Fred . . . I am sure that was well calculated. Bomb us on a peaceful, lazy Sunday morning, when there would be the least resistance.

Rocky
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Rocky

So what were we supposed to do, invade the mainland and lose a couple hundred thousand young men? At the time my future dad was set to transfer from the Atlantic(European) to the Pacific. He told my future mom to forget about getting married since he expected to die. The bombs, as horrible as they were, shortened the war and saved lives. And no, the Japanese were not about to surrender. After one bloody island battle marines found a lone survivor. “They told us to fight to the last man and I’m the last man.” No apology necessary. What a… Read more »

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

Rocky . . . God Bless you for helping to tell the truth. As those of us who were born to men who fought in the Pacific, where our Father’s told us the horrors of this war . . . and what a relief it was to bring the war to a short and decisive STOP because of dropping the atomic bomb. Who will tell the next generations, will they dwindle in unbelief due to the lies of those who would install revisionist history. These are the stories that must be told by us while we are still alive, and… Read more »

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Moral relativism… all violence is wrong, being judgmental is worse. This kind of pacifism does not work.comment image

truckjunkie
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truckjunkie

I can only imagine what the Japanese Emperor was thinking as Obama apologized for the nukes. “This-American president(?)-he is so WEAK, I can’t believe the Americans,once so STRONG,have settled for this-this-he doesn’t even qualify as a MAN! I’m now SURE we could wipe America off the face of the EARTH,as they nearly did to us back then. This-Obama is PATHETIC.

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

truckjunkie . . . did you note the deepness of the bow given the Japanese Emperor????? It was far and away more than the circumstances would warrant. Very reminiscent of his bow to the Saudi King (Prince, or whatever.)

MomOfIV
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MomOfIV

so when will nObama go on his Christian apology tour?
Christians the world over have been harmed because of this male.

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

Amen! Yet nothing has been done by our current government to ease of suffering of foreign Christians as they are tortured and killed at the hands of the Muslim hoards.

A P. Henry
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MomOfIV
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MomOfIV

I keep wondering if that’s the plan…so biden can become POTUS

truckjunkie
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truckjunkie

Possibly,though I can’t imagine why ANYONE would support Shotgun Joe,even a DEMOCRAT.

Steven Broiles
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From all I have read, President Truman was guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity for nuking Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The 33rd degree Freemason Truman deliberately asked for the two cities with the highest concentrations of Christians in Japan, Hence, HIroshima and Nagasaki. That makes him guilty, as far as I am concerned. But America Herself is not guilty. After all I have read and learned, mankind would have been better off without nuclear weapons. Now that the geenie is out of the bottle, I keep in mind that ALL weapons are, essentially, political. That being said, America was… Read more »

josephbc69
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Many good points, Steven! I recently learned that Nagasaki was the most Christian of all cities in Japan, and the home of its Catholic majority.
See
[https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?recnum=9388]
and
[https://consortiumnews.com/2015/08/09/christianity-and-the-nagasaki-crime/]
Both articles are written from a Christian PoV; the first is from a RC website.

Steven Broiles
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And we must make no mistake: Truman ADMITTED to a journalist in an interview that he was no Christian, that it was a worldview needed to control people, and that he believed that Jesus was not the Messiah and that the Resurrection did not happen.
Truman was a bum, a British agent (as are the Bushes and Obama) and a fraud. He was also a Satanist.

Mary Patricia Wilk
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Mary Patricia Wilk

I thought he said he wasn’t going to apologize! Well, once again, whatever he says, always, always think he means the opposite. Can’t wait for him to be out of our beloved White House. Yesterday isn’t too soon.

truckjunkie
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truckjunkie

I have a nice PRISON CELL selected for him when he is removed from office.It’s in the cell block with all the perverts and sodomites-he’ll really have fun during lunch and exercise time…….

evh
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evh

I was 14 years old when the bombs were dropped on Japan. It was revolting that Obama cited patriotic fervor and religious zeal as the reasons why the United States used the bomb. I don’t suppose he ever heard of self defense. We were fighting for our survival as a nation. My father, my youngest brother and my Uncle Phil were fighting in Europe, but my oldest brother was in the Navy in the Pacific. He a coxswain on the USS Zeilin, responsible for bringing the marines to shore He made the initial landing on Tarawa, one of the bloodiest… Read more »

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

evh . . . God Bless you for sharing in such a forthright manner your personal memories of things surrounding the war. I was not born until 1946, one year after the war ended, I really like to hear firsthand stories of what went on. I heartily agree that Obama needs to issue a huge apology to this nation for the manner he has displayed while being POTUS. I suppose we cannot expect much more from a Muslim, and a traitor to this nation.

evh
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evh

Thank you! One of the highlights of my life was knowing some of those men in the greatest generation. As young as I was, I knew there would never be anyone else quite like them. They were willing to drain the life’s blood from their dearest veins as a gift to future generations so that we could be free. If an invasion of Japan had been ordered they would not have hesitated to answer the call. I remember a sign going up in the neighborhood not long after Germany surrendered. “THEY ARE COMING TOJO AND WHEN THEY GET THERE WATCH… Read more »

Ross Blankert
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Ross Blankert

Because we bombed Hiroshima, millions of Japanese could now live in peace. Soldiers from both sides could stand down. The only way to have peace is to have a victory. War kills people and breaks things. OBAMA IS A MORON who hates the USA. It has nothing to do with race. It has all about him being raised a communist.

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

Ross . . . You have written exactly what all Americans need to know about WWII. . . . . in order to have peace, there has to be a victory. And yes, Obama having been raised as a communist has slanted his view of this nation. He overwhelmingly hates the USA. I for one am counting the days until he walks out of the White House for the last time as Commander in Chief!!!! I plan on flying my American flag that day, it will be a victory for this nation. I just live in fear of all the… Read more »

Glenn47
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Glenn47

Just when I think I couldn’t hate the man more than I do, BAM, there he goes again. Because of the attack of the US, my dad felt he had to quit school and have his mother sign the paperwork for him to join the Navy at barely 17. He saw things a young man that age should never see. He became a torpedoman on a sub. In fact, he was on one of the subs that crept into Tokyo Bay. Stopping that war when they did might have stopped their arrogance into going ahead with attacking our West Coast.… Read more »

truckjunkie
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truckjunkie

My Dad was in Germany and Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge;I don’t say “fighting” because Dad hated guns and only carried ’em because he was told to. His main job job was to string communications wire out ahead of the front lines,into enemy territory,so when our troops got there they could hook up their two way radios. Before he did that,he was a truck driver,a cook,worked as a Medic for a little while,and even found himself in the French Army once. Then someone realized he really “got” communications,could fix radios and could make one working radio from parts… Read more »

frohky
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frohky

Obama would do well to remember John Rambo’s iconic observation as he continues his fantasy apology tour: “They drew first blood. Not me.” I’m still in favor of a constitutional amendment which would require any future U.S. president, vice-president, or member of the Senate Armed Services Committee to have served honorably in any of the four main branches of the U.S. military. They need not be combat veterans, but that would be a definite plus. Having a Commander-In-Chief who actually respects and understands military protocols, requirements, and battlefield decisions would certainly help to make America great again. Enjoy your Memorial… Read more »

Dave
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Dave

Japan was lucky we nuked two of their cities.
The alternative was going to be Gen. LeMay incinerating every city in Japan with incendiaries, which he was more than prepared to do.