President Obama Speaks at Hiroshima, Calls Dropping the Bomb “Evil”
President Obama is up to his old shenanigans again, this time he’s travelled to Hiroshima, Japan where he decided to make a few remarks about our dropping an atomic bomb on the city, referring to the act as “evil.”
You know, because their kamikaze attack on Pearl Harbor was just a big misunderstanding or something.
This man is deplorable.
Obama arrived in Hiroshima Friday afternoon and along with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, laid a wreath at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial — a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was built in 1915. Thirty years later, it was nearly decimated by the atomic bomb dropped by the United States. The structure, in fact, was the only one left standing near the bomb’s hypocenter.
The president is in Japan for the G7 Summit in Ise-Shima, following a visit to Vietnam.
“Seventy-one years ago on a bright cloudless morning, death fell from the sky and the world was changed,” Obama said at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. “A flash of light and a wall of fire destroyed a city, and demonstrated that mankind possessed the means to destroy itself.”
Hiroshima was the first of two U.S. nuclear targets intended to bring an end to World War II in August 1945. Just after 8 a.m. on Aug. 6, a 393d Bombardment Squadron B-29, called the Enola Gay, dropped the bomb known as “Little Boy” on the southwestern Japanese industrial town.
The bomb contained about 140 pounds of uranium-235 and took about 45 seconds to reach its explosion altitude of 1,900 feet.
“Let all the souls here rest in peace, for we shall not repeat the evil,” the president said. “We come to ponder the terrible force unleashed in the not so distant past. We come to mourn the dead.”
Many will disagree with my thoughts on the matter, but I don’t view dropping the bomb on Japan as an act of evil. It was a response to an act of evil that was first carried out on us by a nation bent on our destruction.
When Pearl Harbor was attacked, that forced our nation’s hand to get involved in World War II and the subsequent bombing was in response to the murder of thousands of people perpetrated by the Japanese.
To call this act evil and ignore the fact Japan started this whole mess is a slap in the face to those who lost their lives during that horrid attack.
This is once again an “apology” on behalf of America, despite the fact our actions were justified. I guess the president just feels the need to get a few more slaps in before leaving office in January.
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