First Anti-American President Makes Anti-Nuke Speech at Hiroshima When Not Allowed to Apologize

th69Y2GPJFAs I begin today’s post, I ask you to take a little trip to the past with me.

To the Wayback Machine, Sherman!

Shhh! Keep your voices down, We are attending a very special Address to the Nation was given by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in front of a Joint Session of Congress on December 8, 1941:

Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Senate, and of the House of Representatives:

Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

The United States was at peace with that nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its government and its emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific.

Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in the American island of Oahu, the Japanese ambassador to the United States and his colleague delivered to our Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message. And while this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or of armed attack.

It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time, the Japanese government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.

The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. I regret to tell you that very many American lives have been lost. In addition, American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu.

Yesterday, the Japanese government also launched an attack against Malaya.

Last night, Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong.

Last night, Japanese forces attacked Guam.

Last night, Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands.

Last night, the Japanese attacked Wake Island.

And this morning, the Japanese attacked Midway Island.

Japan has, therefore, undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday and today speak for themselves. The people of the United States have already formed their opinions and well understand the implications to the very life and safety of our nation.

As Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy, I have directed that measures be taken for our defense. But always will our whole nation remember the character of the onslaught against us. No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.

I believe that I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost, but will make it very certain that this form of treachery shall never again endanger us.

Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory, and our interests are in grave danger.

With confidence in our armed forces, with the unbounding determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph — so help us God.

I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, December 7th, 1941, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese empire.

And, now…back to the Present…

Businessinsider.com reports that

Barack Obama on Friday became the first incumbent US president to visit Hiroshima, the site of the world’s first atomic bombing, in a gesture Tokyo and Washington hope will showcase their alliance and reinvigorate efforts to rid the world of nuclear arms.Even before it occurred, the visit stirred debate, with critics accusing both sides of having selective memories and pointing to paradoxes in policies relying on nuclear deterrence while calling for an end to atomic arms.

The two governments hope Obama’s visit to Hiroshima, where a US atomic bomb killed thousands instantly on August 6, 1945, and some 140,000 by the year’s end, underscores a new level of reconciliation and tighter ties between the former enemies.

“We come to ponder the terrible force unleashed in the not so distant past,” Obama said after laying a wreath at the peace memorial.

“We come to mourn the dead, including over 100,000 Japanese men, women, and children, thousands of Koreans, and a dozen Americans held prisoner. Their souls speak to us.”

Before laying the wreath, Obama visited a museum where haunting displays include photographs of badly burned victims, the tattered and stained clothes they wore, and statues depicting people with flesh melting from their limbs.

“We have known the agony of war,” he wrote in the guest book. “Let us now find the courage, together, to spread peace and pursue a world without nuclear weapons.”

After speaking, Obama shook hands and chatted briefly with two atomic-bomb survivors. Obama and Sunao Tsuboi, 91, smiled as they exchanged words; Shigeaki Mori, 79, cried and was embraced by the president.

The city of Nagasaki was hit by a second nuclear bomb on August 9, 1945, and Japan surrendered six days later.

A majority of Americans see the bombings as having been necessary to end the war and save lives, though some historians question that view. Most Japanese believe they were unjustified.

The White House had debated whether the time was right for Obama to break a taboo on presidential visits to Hiroshima, especially in an election year.

But Obama’s aides defused most negative reaction from military veterans’ groups by insisting he would not second-guess the decision to drop the bombs.

Obama’s main goal in Hiroshima was to showcase his nuclear-disarmament agenda, for which he won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize.

“Amongst those nations like my own that own nuclear stockpiles, we must have the courage to escape the logic of fear and pursue a world without them,” he said.

Victims, perpetrators

Obama avoided any direct expression of remorse or apology for the bombings, a decision that some critics had said would allow Japan to stick to the narrative that paints it as a victim.

“We remember all the innocent killed in the arc of that terrible war and wars that came before, and wars that would follow,” he said. “We have a shared responsibility to look directly in the eye of history.”

For atomic-bomb survivor Eiji Hattori, Obama’s remarks provided solace.

“I think it was an apology,” said Hattori, 73, who was a toddler at the time of the bombing and now suffers from three types of cancer.

“I didn’t think he’d go that far and say so much. I feel I’ve been saved somewhat … For me, it was more than enough.”

Atomic-bomb survivors said earlier that an apology from Obama would be welcome, but for many the priority is ridding the world of nuclear arms, a goal that seems as elusive as ever.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government has affirmed past official apologies over the war but said future generations should not be burdened by the sins of their forebears.

China and South Korea, which suffered from Japan’s wartime aggression, often complain that Japan has not atoned sufficiently.

“It is worth focusing on Hiroshima, but it’s even more important that we should not forget Nanjing,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters on Friday, according to the ministry’s website.

China says Japanese troops in 1937 killed 300,000 people in its then-capital of Nanjing. A postwar Allied tribunal put the death toll at 142,000, but some conservative Japanese politicians and scholars deny that a massacre took place at all.

“The victims deserve sympathy, but the perpetrators can never escape their responsibility,” Wang said.

During his “historic visit”, Petulant President Pantywaist failed to mention that the Atomic Bomb was used as a last resort because Truman felt that he had no choice. He had to end the war quickly, or face the loss of innumerable lives, as the Japanese Forces were hiding out in jungles and caves. If he had not made the fateful decision to launch the Enola Gay, the war would have dragged on for years.

And, as we seeing today with the ineffectual prosecution of the “Coalition Action” against the Terrorists of Islamic State, or ISIS, it is very difficult, and time-consuming to find a force of Nomadic Soldiers and defeat them in an efficient manner.

Having said that, I wonder what that now-Historic Address to the Nation, delivered by FDR on December 8 ,1941 would have sounded like if (shudder) Barack Hussein Obama would have been the President of the United States of America when Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Emperor’s Force’s?

Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Senate, and of the House of Representatives:

Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 — a date on which America paid for our false sense of exceptionalism — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

The United States was at peace with that nation and, at the solicitation of the gracious Emperor of Japan, was still in conversation with its government and attempting to reach an “historic agreement”.

Unfortunately, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had started their “Military Exercises” over the skies of the American island of Oahu, the Japanese ambassador to the United States and his colleague delivered an explanation of our shortcomings to our Secretary of State, in a formal reply to a recent American message. While this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no hint as to the nature of the “Military Exercises”.

I instructed Secretary Cordell Hull to apologize to the Emperor’s Representatives and to make sure that the had a military escort back to their Embassy, which remains open.

It is obvious to me, given the distance of Hawaii from Japan, that in our arrogance,the United States had built Pearl Harbor in a place which restricted the rights of Imperial Japan.  Our own Zenophobia led to this “misunderstanding”.

The reports that you may have heard from yesterday’s Military Exercise over the Hawaiian islands, having to do with severe damage to American naval and military forces and the loss of very many American lives, are simply rumors.  The sounds that Hawaiians heard at the time, were gun owners, bitterly clinging to their Bibles, firing their guns at the friendly Japanese Air Force.

I have sent a written apology to the Japanese Emperor for their uncalled-for acts of violence.

There are also rumors that

Yesterday, the Japanese government also launched an attack against Malaya.

Last night, Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong.

Last night, Japanese forces attacked Guam.

Last night, Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands.

Last night, the Japanese attacked Wake Island.

And this morning, the Japanese attacked Midway Island.

In response, I have established a “Fact-Finding Coalition” with the leaders of these regions. We will sit down with Emperor Hirohito and his advisors to investigate these “unfortunate incidents” together and move forward to a “peaceful resolution” – so help us, Allah.

Oh, and please disregard any rumors you may have heard about the development of a Doomsday Weapon at Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The Scientific Research Facility there, studying the benefits of Trangenderism for American Society, will continue to remain open under my Presidency.

Have a great day, knowing that my superior intellect will keep the world safe for years to come. Praise be to Allah the Merciful.

Obama planned his “Historic Trip” to Hiroshima with full intent to apologize for the United States Actions in stopping the murderous regime of Emperor Hirohito.

His plans came to a halt, when Americans burnt up the Washington Phone Lines with their disapproval.

So, he dialed it back.

But, he still managed to belittle and demean the sacrifices of our parents and grandparents, who were members of that “Greatest Generation” in the process.

What a schmuck.

Until He Comes,

KJ

 

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2 Responses to “First Anti-American President Makes Anti-Nuke Speech at Hiroshima When Not Allowed to Apologize”

  1. STLloyd Says:

    It is so hard to limit the name calling to Schmuck. But I appreciate your restraint.

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