August 6th marks the 74th anniversary of the America’s first tactical deployment of nuclear weapons. As noted by Wall Street Journal reporter Nancy Rabinowitz on July 23, 2015, after decades of American self-flagellation over the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, certain academics are citing the “bomb’s undeniable accomplishments” in ending a war the Japanese leadership was more than willing to see kill every one of the nation’s men, women and children.
It’s the question that just won’t go away – will Barack Obama formally apologize to Japan for the United States deploying two atomic weapons during WWII? As reported by the Daily Times of Lahore, Pakistan on Apr. 23, 2016, Tokyo and Washington, DC are still buzzing with word that Obama very well could be the first incumbent US president to visit Hiroshima. And with that visit, the former community organizer would in effect apologize for the manner in which the United States ended a war that conceivably would have drug on for years and seen many millions more dead or wounded had any other course of action been taken. Continue reading “Questions linger; Obama may apologize to Japan for US saving millions of lives”