How do you feel about President Obama's speech regarding Hiroshima, apologizing

Jump to Last Post 1-5 of 5 discussions (11 posts)
  1. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 2 years ago

    How do you feel about President Obama's speech regarding Hiroshima, apologizing for the devastation

    & loss of lives that Americans caused the Japanese at the end of World War II?   How do you further feel about President Obama indicating that he will honor all World War II dead?

    https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/11895516_f260.jpg

  2. jackclee lm profile image83
    jackclee lmposted 2 years ago

    Even though the White House insisted that this trip was not an apology, it is. It is very self serving for President Obama to create this legacy for himself. It was about him and not addressing the issues. I read the whole speech as reported by the NYT this morning. The text seems fine and no reference to any apology but a bigger picture of world peace and nuclear free world... That seems fine to me but it is just pipe dream. I don't think ISIS or Iran or North Korea will just lay down their arms if we did the same.
    His message seems hollow. I guess it made his bucket list but not much more. He can finally claim he earned his Nobel Peace Prize. The world is not safer under a weaker America. The question people should focus on in this memorial weekend is what if Hitler had gotten the Atomic bomb first? They were very close to getting it. Will the world be the same? If not, what does that tell you about America and our conduct in the aftermath of WW2?
    Japan and Germany and China and all the world nations should thank us for saving the world from tyranny. Japan should apologize to us for the atrocities committed by the Imperial Japanese army. We have nothing to be ashamed of or apologize for.

    1. ahorseback profile image76
      ahorsebackposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent !+++++++

    2. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      The book THE RISING SUN details how horrific the Japanese Army was in World War II.  I recommend that book highly.  Also there is a dvd called HORROR IN THE EAST.

    3. jackclee lm profile image83
      jackclee lmposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Also, The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang is worth reading. Also google UNIT 731, where the Japanese experimented with captured soldiers with all kinds of horrors...

    4. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      The Japanese  Army did HORRENDOUS things in the Far East during World War II as the German Army did in Europe.  People had better read & closely study history.

  3. tamarawilhite profile image92
    tamarawilhiteposted 2 years ago

    It took TWO bombs dropped on Japan for them to surrender, because they refused to surrender after the first. And a captured soldier said I don't know what it is, but we have 20 more. Only when told this and facing the fear that the US could wipe out Japan without risk to its people did it consider surrendering, and thousands of military officers STILL committed suicide instead of surrender.
    Too many in Japan's military were dedicated to fighting to the death, even if it meant the death of all Japanese.
    This is why dropping the nukes on Japan was better, on the whole. It shortened the war by an estimated five years, saving at least 2 million American soldiers fighting Japanese - including average citizens to the child, since their government told women and children to sharpen bamboo sticks to fight in case Americans invaded. In such an invasion, where Japan would have been a more severe version of Vietnam, several million Japanese would have died.
    Fewer than half a million Japanese killed by nukes, or several million Japanese AND several million Americans. Nukes were the lesser evil.

    1. jackclee lm profile image83
      jackclee lmposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Very good point. It is hard to argue with logic. Yet, some will always let emotions rule the day. It is why we need the right people in power to make such tough decisions of life and death.

  4. profile image0
    LoliHeyposted 2 years ago

    The use of the Atomic Bomb was horrific, however, it had to be done.  The Japanese were relentless, they never would have surrendered.  Many believe dropping that bomb saved more lives in the long run.  Obama apologizing is just pathetic.  The fact that he's been to many countries apologizing pisses me off.

    1. tamarawilhite profile image92
      tamarawilhiteposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      And people ignore their bombing of Pearl Harbor, rape of Nanking, their biowarfare research unit experimenting on living Chinese.

  5. Old-Empresario profile image83
    Old-Empresarioposted 2 years ago

    Well; I didn't hear an apology from the president. So I don't feel anything.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)