Bowing was only the beginning for what Obama hoped would be a complete supplication before Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko in November of 2009. He originally wanted to prostrate himself at both Nagasaki and Hiroshima as well, Wikileaks docs are revealing;
Leaked cables show Japan nixed a presidential apology to Hiroshima and Nagasaki for using nukes to end the overseas contingency operation known as World War II. Will the next president apologize for the current one?
The obsessive need of this president to apologize for American exceptionalism and our defense of freedom continued recently when Barack Obama’s State Department (run by Hillary Clinton) contacted the family of al-Qaida propagandist and recruiter Samir Khan to “express its condolences” to his family.
Khan, a right-hand man to Anwar al-Awlaki, was killed along with Awlaki in an airstrike in Yemen on Sept. 30. We apologized for killing a terrorist before he could help kill any more of us.
US nuclear weapons ended the Second World War by showing our enemy there was something worse than merely losing face; annihilation – ceasing to exist. Nothing to apologize to them for then or now. In the intervening years the United States helped to rebuild a Japan that not only competed with us economically, but bested us.
Maybe pushing Japan to reimburse us economically for the cost of the two bombs would be taking it a tad too far; best lets just call it even.
- Wikileaks cable hints that Obama wanted to issue apology for Hiroshima (hotair.com)
- Obama Hiroshima trip discouraged in ’09: Wikileaks cable (search.japantimes.co.jp)