In yet another stunning illustration of how dramatically the Democratic Party has changed over the past few decades, President Obama recently virtually apologized to Japan for the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, while visiting the Hiroshima Memorial. (Oddly enough, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has no plans to visit Pearl Harbor).
Perhaps the president, ever the progressive, was too busy partying, protesting and campus and community-organizing in his young-adult years to take any history classes. Had he done so, he would be aware that the Empire of Japan attacked the United States- and without advance warning at that. He might also have been aware that after this “unprovoked and dastardly” attack, Democratic president Franklin Delano Roosevelt vowed that the nation he led would see the coming war through to “absolute victory,” so that “this form of treachery shall never again endanger us.” The jaunty, ever resolute president said: “We will gain the inevitable triumph—so help us God.”
His party now ‘boos’ the mention of God at its national conventions. (And is now so ‘sophisticated’ that it only believes in abortion, global warming, political-correctness and punishing those who succeed).
John Kennedy guided his country through the Cuban Missile Crisis. John Kerry thanked the Iranians for releasing our sailors. Sick and pathetic.
And, since we’re talking apologies here, let’s not forget to mention that Japan has never officially apologized for attacking the United States.
Democratic President Harry Truman made the agonizing- but courageous and correct- decision to end World War II by dropping bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. If he hadn’t, an estimated 500,000 more American servicemen would have perished and one million more Japanese, as well.
President Obama should apologize… to Harry Truman, his descendants and his legacy.
Or perhaps he would have preferred to apologize to the families of the estimated one-half million American servicemen that would have perished if those nuclear weapons weren’t used. Or to the families of the estimated one million Japanese that would have also been killed.
The devolution of a formerly worthy political party into entitled, infantilized, Marxist scum has been breathtaking.