@liberty or...? Carpet bombing's not okay either, didn't you see
the condemnation of Cruz for suggesting that for al-Raqqa? "And
your comment about Pearl Harbor a target is correct except it was a
dishonourable sneek attack without even a declaration of war."Yes, Japan did awful things too, but I'm not sure when two wrongs became
For our commander in chief, it's better to arm other countries while
limiting the American citizens.After Benghazi, and open borders,
it's obvious that protecting the American people is not his priority.
@ Frozen fractals..atrocities? excuses? but killing 9 million more people and
carpet bombing (Which killed far more people in europe than both atomic bombs
combined) every major japanese city instead of just 2 cities (which again did
not have to happen) is justifiable to assage an ignorant arm chair quarter
backing sense of morality? Wow 9 million more dead apparantly is preferable to
150,00 which was their fault for beginning the war for power and imperialism in
the first place. And your comment about Pearl Harbor a target is correct except
it was a dishonourable sneek attack without even a declaration of war. Their
embassy was still lying to our face in feigned friendship while their navy was
already enroute to attack.Justification? or is it consequances of bad choices?
@liberty or...?It's really disgusting what sorts of atrocities people
justify if its' their own side doing them. Japan did a lot of horrible
things in WWII, but that doesn't excuse nuking two cities or the
internment, nor does nuking two cities excuse any of the horrible things Japan
@liberty or...?"Forget Hiroshima did not have to happen and that it
was not a civilian target but a naval port and a legitimate target according to
warfare of the time."You know what else was a naval port? Pearl
Harbor. Something you condemned the attack of a few points higher. You're
also basically arguing that countries that find themselves in armed conflict
with the US should just nuke us because invading us would be a messy affair with
a lot of casualties.
@ geeku & Primus... I hope this is just an oversite or you didn't know,
and not revisionist history in that President Obama did try to apologize to the
Prime minister of Japan for the atomic bombs. The Prime minister of Japan
stopped him. I also beg you guys to remember that the marxist poets Obama
supported were cheering for the soviet Union when Reagan told Gorbachev to tear
down the Berlin wall and condemened his arms race to bankrupt the USSR and force
the Soviets to start scaling back. Thats one reason why democrats try and point
to Reagan raising taxes during his 2nd term was the fact he was trying to out
innovate and produce Russia into the ground because he new marxist policies
wouldn't be able to keep up. Not to mention the democrats were also
supposed to scale back regulation which they failed to do just like they failed
to secure the border as their part of the deal for Reagans amnesty compromise
Congratulations to Mr. Obama for continuing Reagan's efforts for a nuclear
weapon free world. It is may be impossible to put Pandora back into the box, but
emphasizing the devastation of nuclear weapons is a start. The atomic bomb was
the product of WWII, not the opposite and we should work to eliminate wars.
Unfortunately, terrorists do not respond to the same message.
Unfortunately in life the best of the available decisions is still a really bad
decision. Make no mistake, that is what it was.
For once, I actually agree with President Obama. Apologizing is the wrong thing
to do. There is nothing to apologize for. We were at war, and we needed the
war to end for both sides' sake. The atomic bombs saved millions of lives
that would have been lost in traditional warfare. Was there a better solution?
Maybe, maybe not. I would say that if any apology was necessary, it was given
right after the war when the American military helped Japan in their rebuilding
efforts. Japan is now one of the most powerful and technologically advanced
nations in the world. I would say that they've done okay in spite of
I wonder how many of these apologists would be willing to give up their own
existance when they realize that there was a good chance if we had to invade
japan like Europe that 1 miillion plus american casualties and roughly 3-7
million estimate japanese civillians and military means their grandparents and
great grandparents had a real high chance of being killed and because they
didn't have families how many of them would never have existed?also if we
had ended the war w/out a full surrender of Japans government that they would in
fact be supporting the existance of a entrenched fascist/ imperial goverment.
but hey 2 atomic bombs which ended a war with far less csaualtie compared to
14-16 million killed because of imperialism and fascism hey we should feel so
And the leftist apologists pave the road for groveling and apology on something
the imperialists they supported fostered.As soon as the last WWII verteran is
dead they will mount a campaign of apologist garbage and excuse the atrocities
of Imperial Japan. Forget the following.1.They planned the fist sneak
attack on Pearl harbor the entire time they where still feigning frienship with
us.2. Forget the Batan Death march, forget the genocidal campaigns against
the chinese, Forget the war crimes against POW's and US civilians in the
Phillipines. Forget the scorched earth policy of the Japanese soldiers who
slaughter the population of Manilla when they retreated.3. Forget after
Okinawa they were asked to surreneder but they wanted to pull a Germany WWI and
preserve thir power w/out saying they lost. Forget Hiroshima did not have to
happen and that it was not a civilian target but a naval port and a legitimate
target according to warfare of the time.4. Forget that they were asked
again to surrender after hiroshima and called are bluff betting we didn't
have a second.5.Forget operation downfall and the millions who would die
from a forced invasion
First, according to Obama he is NOT going to apologize for the bombing of
Hiroshima. His task is to make sure our allies and the world
understand that in our age war can lead to real catastrophe for everyone, but
that we are ready to do what it takes to prevent that catastrophe.
"too bad our country didn't bury the nuke technology a long time
ago"It took scientists with 1940's technology 3 years to develop
nuclear technology. Even if they had "buried it", someone else would
have discovered it. Humans are clever that way.Unless you believe
that such knowledge was a gift from aliens, then yes - we should have told the
little green men "no, thanks".
Japanese government is the only government that needs to apologize. It
killed/butchered millions of people throughout the war. Japan killed more
Chinese and committed more atrocities then the Germans in Europe. The Japanese Government was dedicated to not surrendering, even if the war
destroyed the country. Even after the Russians joined in attacking Japan, and
the two atomic bombs, it came close to not surrendering. The psychological
impacts of the above events were barely enough to convince the Japanese
government to surrender, and stop the near coup before the Emperor's
surrender announcement. Considering the total loss of life in Iwo
Jima, and Okinawa, the above events actually saved Japanese lives, but most
importantly probably saved my Grandfather's life that had personally viewed
the German atrocities in Europe.
Job well done President Obama.
Too bad our country didn't bury the nuke technology a long time ago, and no
one would be able to make one.Unfortunately we have sent hundreds of
nukes to other countries, and given out nuclear technology with the idea it
would be used to generate electricity.