Video: Obama ducks question on whether U.S. should have nuked Hiroshima

posted at 7:44 pm on November 13, 2009 by Allahpundit

Why bother answering? We all have a pretty good idea what he thinks. Including the lefty hawks at TNR:

But given his longstanding views about nuclear weapons, I’m actually not certain that Obama agrees with the decision. And I can also imagine him thinking that Hiroshima was the right and necessary thing. But also that Nagasaki–which as I understand it was bombed when serious talks about surrender were already underway within Japan–may have been gratuitous. (A view apparently shared by Dwight Eisenhower, if this source is reliable.)

Not that we’d be very likely to hear that from him, either.

Actually, the fact that he ducked the question here and is skipping a visit to Hiroshima on this trip only makes me more confident that he’d never let KSM go, irrespective of the district court verdict. He knows what the public reaction would be if he apologized for the A-bomb; he knows full well how it would bolster the image of him as being soft and less a defender of American actions abroad than some quasi-neutral arbiter who’s trying to be “fair” to all sides. Freeing the mastermind of 9/11 would be orders of magnitude worse. If he’s unwilling to risk the fallout (no pun intended) from apologizing to a country we’ve been closely allied with for decades, he’s not risking the nuclear backlash (again, not intended) that would come with Khaled Sheikh Mohammed being dropped off in Kandahar and promptly organizing a new squad of 747s to hit American office towers. It would be an electoral Jonestown for Democrats. Click the image to watch.

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MadisonConservative on November 13, 2009 at 7:47 PM

He had to duck the question. It’s above his pay grade.

jdkchem on November 13, 2009 at 7:47 PM

Can’t bring himself to blame Truman?

Wethal on November 13, 2009 at 7:48 PM

Maybe this was going through his mind…

Seven Percent Solution on November 13, 2009 at 7:50 PM

If it wasn’t for the starch in his shirt, he wouldn’t even be able to stand up straight.

Does Obama have the balls to form an opinion on…. well, ANYTHING?

TampaBayBull on November 13, 2009 at 7:50 PM

私はここにいる

(‘present’, or “I am here” in Japanese)

fred5678 on November 13, 2009 at 7:50 PM

Who voted for this guy?

rplat on November 13, 2009 at 7:51 PM

You know he wanted to. The fact that he didn’t simply means he’s giving a gratuitous nod to political reality…he’s just getting slippery about it. He doesn’t think that America has a right to defend itself in times of war and peace. This is only news because he didn’t actually apologize this time.

AUINSC on November 13, 2009 at 7:52 PM

*cough*

MadisonConservative on November 13, 2009 at 7:47 PM

Heh. You sure got Obama’s # Mad.

portlandon on November 13, 2009 at 7:53 PM

He handled the question fine: he blew it off – which was appropriate.

It was a boneheaded journalist looking to score points.

rickyricardo on November 13, 2009 at 7:53 PM

He already whined about our use of weapons.

From Obama’s Speech in Prague :

“As the only nuclear power who have used a nuclear weapon, the United States has a moral responsibility to act,” Obama said. “We cannot succeed in this endeavor alone, but we can start it.”

rob verdi on November 13, 2009 at 7:53 PM

MadisonConservative on November 13, 2009 at 7:47 PM

You can cough all you want, but you said “Hope dust” when it’s Unicorn dust. Or the dust of a ground Unicorn horn, to be specific.

If I were AP, I’d be embarrassed such an egregious error is on the site. For shame.

(Nice post, btw)

Spirit of 1776 on November 13, 2009 at 7:54 PM

He handled the question fine: he blew it off

Except for the fact that he handles all questions, by blowing them off. He is the epitome of empty suit.

TampaBayBull on November 13, 2009 at 7:55 PM

How’s the weather today Barry?

Barry talks for seven hundred hours straight with 16,367 uhs.

What’s terrorism Barry?

Dumbfounded silence.

Could we just all get along Barry?

Barry talks for 27,020 hours and says ‘uh’ 206 million times.

Griz on November 13, 2009 at 7:57 PM

If one wants to be pessimistic, one could say he blew an opportunity to DEFEND the USA.

Beaglemom on November 13, 2009 at 7:58 PM

Present!

Wethal on November 13, 2009 at 7:58 PM

Btw,early this morning at the meeting in Toyko,did anyone
notice the big red zero that was behind Obama and the Jap
anese new member of government!!

I think it was the new Obama Zero Emblem!!!

canopfor on November 13, 2009 at 7:58 PM

What an arrogant jerk he is. Nice of him to let his terrorist buds know we are reducing our nuke arsenal even if no one else will.

The sooner he is impeached the better, for ourselves and our allies.

MrScribbler on November 13, 2009 at 7:58 PM

It’s just a matter of time to see Barack Obama apologize for the involvement of the US in the fight against nazi-Germany. Next year he’ll probably visit Nuremberg to apologize for the Nurenberg trials.

Sir Galahad the Pure on November 13, 2009 at 7:59 PM

He probably wishes that Japan had been able to A-Bomb most of the USA.

LegendHasIt on November 13, 2009 at 8:00 PM

Maybe this was going through his mind…

Seven Percent Solution

Or maybe this.

Grow Fins on November 13, 2009 at 8:00 PM

Best response would have been, “Should Japan have attacked Pearl Harbor?”

Wethal on November 13, 2009 at 8:00 PM

By contrast, if the US didn’t use the nukes and instead battled for all of Japan conventionally, the libs would be griping that five million Japanese died, as well as two million more American/British (and maybe Russians) did, too, and the war lasted into 1947.

Again–libs alter their views just to be contrary.

Those bombs, despite their horror, saved lives. Are 200,000 enemy dead better than seven million or more on both sides?

I’ll let the libs take their pick.

Obama has made his own choice, it seems. He would rather have the seven million dead, all for sake of his demented liberal politics.

And if you trolls doubt me, look at the figures. And they were conservative (read: best case) numbers.

BAH! A pox on all of you!

Liam on November 13, 2009 at 8:01 PM

LOL. LOL. LOL. Can’t he just say, yes, the US should have nuked Hiroshima or no, the US shouldn’t have? Does he have one single solitary iota of manjuice to say what he means and mean what he says???

I guess my hope of him going to Dresden and apologizing to the Germans for carpet bombing their pathetic Nazi arses will go unrealized. I was hoping he’d do it just because it would be awesome to point out the simple fact that the RAF did that.

And for the record, I think nuking Hiroshima and Nagasaki and carpet bombing the Nazis were perfectly appropriate. See, OOOOBBBAAAMMMAAA? That’s how you do it.

mjk on November 13, 2009 at 8:02 PM

TampaBayBull —

The One is showing some brains here.

He has opinions. He has opinions, trust me. They couldn’t get Him past being mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts or Detroit so He keeps his mouth shut. And even the Comedy Channel and Stewart had to back off a recent shot at President Truman’s decision about the bombs.

If you tell people that you hate them and their traditions and love their critics and enemies, it is very hard to get them to march off a cliff. The media has been trying to get us to hate ourselves for 50 years, with only mixed results.

IlikedAUH2O on November 13, 2009 at 8:02 PM

I would of remarked,that Japan was lucky that the US didn`t
drop the third bomb!!

canopfor on November 13, 2009 at 8:02 PM

Or maybe this.

Grow Fins on November 13, 2009 at 8:00 PM

Or maybe the USS Arizona memorial in Pearl Harbor, especially from the air, when you can see the sunken ship in which hundreds of Americans are entombed.

Wethal on November 13, 2009 at 8:03 PM

His answer reveals how much of a coward he is – His tone reveals how appalled he is that someone ask him a question that requires him to take a side on an issue. I have held back from using the word ‘hate’ regarding my feelings towards this man. After this week, it is easy. And Holder is a douchebag… for the record.

Jussi on November 13, 2009 at 8:03 PM

I don’t have all the facts, but the United States acted stupidly.

El_Terrible on November 13, 2009 at 8:04 PM

Or maybe this.

Grow Fins on November 13, 2009 at 8:00 PM

Que the violin music. Better them than hundreds of thousand Allied Forces dead fighting them to complete defeat. The Japanese should be thanking us, because the bombs saved their culture and their nation. The Japanese were ready to fight to the death, every man woman and child.

portlandon on November 13, 2009 at 8:04 PM

So I guess that belt Michelle Obama so famously likes to wear is in fact his backbone.

Nice.

lostineurope on November 13, 2009 at 8:04 PM

He’s going to be in China, isn’t he? Maybe the Chinese will burst into uncontrolled laughter as they did with Geitner.

Cody1991 on November 13, 2009 at 8:05 PM

USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor.

Wethal on November 13, 2009 at 8:05 PM

The day after November 11th & this fraud can’t speak up. His balls must be in Michelle’s purse & Soro’s balls must be in his mouth.

BHO Jonestown on November 13, 2009 at 8:05 PM

Or, unlikely, but possibly, this.

The main concern for the Americans was the potential for huge casualty rates. Nearly every senior officer involved in the planning did his own research regarding American casualties – this was based on the experience America had fighting the Japanese since Pearl Harbour.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff estimated that Olympic alone would cost 456,000 men, including 109,000 killed. Including Coronet, it was estimated that America would experience 1.2 million casualties, with 267,000 deaths.

Staff working for Chester Nimitz, calculated that the first 30 days of Olympic alone would cost 49,000 men. MacArthur’s staff concluded that America would suffer 125,000 casualties after 120 days, a figure that was later reduced to 105,000 casualties after his staff subtracted the men who when wounded could return to battle.

General Marshall, in conference with President Truman, estimated 31,000 in 30 days after landing in Kyushu. Admiral Leahy estimated that the invasion would cost 268,000 casualties. Personnel at the Navy Department estimated that the total losses to America would be between 1.7 and 4 million with 400,000 to 800,000 deaths. The same department estimated that there would be up to 10 million Japanese casualties. The ‘Los Angeles Times’ estimated that America would suffer up to 1 million casualties.

Regardless of which figures were used, it was an accepted fact that America would lose a very large number of men. This was one of the reasons why President Truman authorised the use of the atomic bomb in an effort to get Japan to surrender. On August 6th, ‘Little Boy’ was dropped on Hiroshima and on August 9th, ‘Fat Man’ was dropped on Nagasaki. On September 2nd, Japan surrendered and America and her allies were spared the task of invading Japan with the projected massive casualties this would entail.

But I guess it doesn’t matter as long as you don’t have pictures to elicit emotional reactions from, eh?

MadisonConservative on November 13, 2009 at 8:06 PM

Or maybe this.
Grow Fins on November 13, 2009 at 8:00 PM

Those pics are distressingly similar to those taken in Nanking after the Japanese army was done with it.

Bishop on November 13, 2009 at 8:06 PM

–which as I understand it was bombed when serious talks about surrender were already underway within Japan–

Strangely, Truman was not in Japan, nor did they keep him involved in any discussions.

exception on November 13, 2009 at 8:06 PM

I don’t have all the facts, but the United States acted stupidly.

El_Terrible on November 13, 2009 at 8:04 PM

Where?

Liam on November 13, 2009 at 8:06 PM

Is there one picture of Odumbass where his snotty nose isn’t in the air?

txag92 on November 13, 2009 at 8:07 PM

Has any President commented on the appropriateness of Hiroshima on Japanese soil?

Maybe they have, but it seems like it would be something you they would not want to speak about while over there, in deference to the hosts.

YYZ on November 13, 2009 at 8:08 PM

Where?

Liam on November 13, 2009 at 8:06 PM

Everywhere, until Obama was nominated and Michelle was finally proud of her country.

Wethal on November 13, 2009 at 8:08 PM

You can cough all you want, but you said “Hope dust” when it’s Unicorn dust. Or the dust of a ground Unicorn horn, to be specific.

Spirit of 1776 on November 13, 2009 at 7:54 PM

Dammit, I thought I’d self-flagellated enough for the day. Ah, well.

*crack*

MadisonConservative on November 13, 2009 at 8:08 PM

–which as I understand it was bombed when serious talks about surrender were already underway within Japan–

And there was an almost-successful coup against the Emperor by the party backing Tojo to continue the war. It was of a small cadre of officers, which failed in the end.

So much for the Nippon ‘god’ they revered so much.

Liam on November 13, 2009 at 8:09 PM

Wethal on November 13, 2009 at 8:08 PM

Since I never saw you and don’t have the benefit of knowing you better, can I presume you’re being sarcastic?

Liam on November 13, 2009 at 8:11 PM

Should we have nuked Hiroshima?

Fantasy Obama: Oh, hell yes.

Real Obama: Uh, er, um, well, as I’ve always said, is that cousin Pookie over there?

Mojave Mark on November 13, 2009 at 8:11 PM

Ah..umm..I`m here in Japan ah to apologize ah for the
Fire Bombing of Dresden that happened on ah um..Japanese
soil,and ah..umm..

Message from Gibbs in Obama`s headset,Dresden was in Germany
————————————————————

Ah.um..I mean`t ah Hero Machina,oops ah..um,thats not right,
either…shoot..ah..um..well..ah..let me be ah..absolutely
clear..ah..um..nuclear weapons ah are bad..ah and um…ah

meanwhile…..

3 hours goes by,and Obama is still talking…..(snark)

canopfor on November 13, 2009 at 8:11 PM

FDR provoked the Pearl Harbor attack to justify US involvement in the Pacific Theater in the first place. Of course the U.S. shouldn’t have nuked tens of millions of civilians.

And of course Obama, who is a national socialist just like his predecessors, believes we should have. If he didn’t believe that, he would be questioning his own brutal and immoral Afghan/Pakistan policy by now.

The Dean on November 13, 2009 at 8:12 PM

Yes. And Nagasaki too.

In peace, friends. In war, enemies. And you fight and kill your enemies. If Japan didn’t want to get nuked, they shouldn’t have attacked Pearl Harbor.

rbj on November 13, 2009 at 8:12 PM

Liam on November 13, 2009 at 8:11 PM

Oh, yes. Forgot the tag:

s/off

Wethal on November 13, 2009 at 8:12 PM

Wethal on November 13, 2009 at 8:12 PM

WHEW! I thought so and just needed to be sure. Thanks!

Liam on November 13, 2009 at 8:14 PM

I would of remarked,that Japan was lucky that the US didn`t
drop the third bomb!!

canopfor on November 13, 2009 at 8:02 PM

You evil Canuck bastage!

;>)

hillbillyjim on November 13, 2009 at 8:14 PM

Hey remember a Democrat ordered that bombing.

In hindsight, you can make an argument that Nagasaki was over the top, but only in hindsight.

But being even remotely for Hiroshima does that not square with Billy Ayers and the boys.

But given he is in Japan and specifically avoided going to Hiroshima–I will give him a pass on this one. He is on a diplomatic mission and he does need to save face for all concerned. It is an Asian thing.

Mr. Joe on November 13, 2009 at 8:14 PM

Mushy-headed libs always forget (or never knew) the devastating conventional fire bombing attacks (always with warnings ahead of time!) on Japanese cities that would have continued for many months, if not years, without the forced surrender only because of the atomic bombs.

Two atomic attacks – 200,000 lives – saved millions of Japanese lives and countless Allied lives.

Remember all those mass surrenders at Okinawa and Iwo Jima?? (me neither)

What do you think a mainland invasion would have cost in lives on both sides?

fred5678 on November 13, 2009 at 8:15 PM

But also that Nagasaki–which as I understand it was bombed when serious talks about surrender were already underway within Japan–may have been gratuitous. (A view apparently shared by Dwight Eisenhower, if this source is reliable.)

Their discussion of maybe giving up did not stop them from killing Americans.

Anybody who gripes about the ATOMIC bombings of Japanese cities betrays their ignorance of the war. Nagasaki and Hiroshima were not the worst crematoriums of that summer.

Chris_Balsz on November 13, 2009 at 8:16 PM

Harry Truman is spinning in his grave.
What an embarrassment for the United States that this clown is president. I still can’t believe he won. You damn Obama zombies.

cubachi on November 13, 2009 at 8:16 PM

I can’t wait to have a President again who is Proud of and loves this great Country.

This one sure doesn’t.

tatersalad on November 13, 2009 at 8:17 PM

What gets me about this debate asto whther weshouldhave dropped nukes on Japan is that the Libs always leave out that Japan almost went into a civil war after Nagasaki! They would have never surrendered until they absolutely had to.

jeffn21 on November 13, 2009 at 8:17 PM

I watched his very first utterance and stopped. His first comment, a lame attempt at humor, was to insult the Japanese journalist by comparing her to US journalist in that they “ask 3 questions at one time”.

Captain Ego needs to take a pill

mctowler on November 13, 2009 at 8:18 PM

FDR provoked the Pearl Harbor attack to justify US involvement in the Pacific Theater in the first place. Of course the U.S. shouldn’t have nuked tens of millions of civilians.

The Dean on November 13, 2009 at 8:12 PM

The combined population of both cities was around 750,000. Not tens of millions. Not even millions, you dolt. But then, you’re the one who thinks Hitler did some bad things probably. At least you consistently stick up for the Axis powers.

MadisonConservative on November 13, 2009 at 8:18 PM

Actually, the fact that he ducked the question here and is skipping a visit to Hiroshima on this trip only makes me more confident that he’d never let KSM go, irrespective of the district court verdict. He knows what the public reaction would be if he apologized for the A-bomb; he knows full well how it would bolster the image of him as being soft and less a defender of American actions abroad than some quasi-neutral arbiter who’s trying to be “fair” to all sides. Freeing the mastermind of 9/11 would be orders of magnitude worse. If he’s unwilling to risk the fallout (no pun intended) from apologizing to a country we’ve been closely allied with for decades, he’s not risking the nuclear backlash (again, not intended) that would come with Khaled Sheikh Mohammed being dropped off in Kandahar and promptly organizing a new squad of 747s to hit American office towers. It would be an electoral Jonestown for Democrats. Click the image to watch.

Quick question: who cares?

What is the point of analyzing anything that Barak Obama says – let alone all of the things that he doesn’t say?

An empty suit is an empty suit. There is nothing else to see here — ever.

logis on November 13, 2009 at 8:19 PM

This stupid little Kenyan wimp who never had the balls to wear our nation’s uniform doesn’t have the guts to stand up to anything ………….. ‘cept “George Booooooooosh”.

bannedbyhuffpo on November 13, 2009 at 8:19 PM

I think it was smart to dodge the question!

Ted Torgerson on November 13, 2009 at 8:19 PM

Or maybe this.

Grow Fins on November 13, 2009 at 8:00 PM

Yes, but certainly not this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Nanking_Massacre_Body_everywhere.jpg

It always goes one way with you people, doesn’t it?

AUINSC on November 13, 2009 at 8:19 PM

FDR provoked the Pearl Harbor attack to justify US involvement in the Pacific Theater in the first place. Of course the U.S. shouldn’t have nuked tens of millions of civilians.

The Dean on November 13, 2009 at 8:12 PM

Just of out curiosity, who do you hold responsible for their own actions? Not the Japanese, not the 9/11 hijackers…so who?

Spirit of 1776 on November 13, 2009 at 8:20 PM

Or maybe this.

Grow Fins on November 13, 2009 at 8:00 PM

Or maybe this.

“During the Japanese invasion of China in which 15 to 20 million Chinese were killed, Sergeant Major Enomoto, a Japanese farmer’s son, came upon a village woman whom he raped and stabbed to death; then, because his comrades felt hungry, he cut chunks of flesh from her body for them to eat.”

You’re an ass that fails at history as well as logic.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/books/article-479085/War-stories-make-weep.html

Asher on November 13, 2009 at 8:20 PM

Good answer:

“Yes, I have been thinking about President Truman and his inherited war and tough decisions. Now that you mention it, I would like to visit the cities of Hiro and Nag. to honor the dead and underscore the horrible might of atomic weapons.

And, as to today’s issues, I am considering all possible options for the Afghan conflict and we are going to do a study to see if toasting a few hills near Pakistan might be a good way to handle some guys who did a sneak attack with airplanes on our citizens. It may economically end the conflict, I think. Heck, it worked with your fanatical people, didn’t it?

IlikedAUH2O on November 13, 2009 at 8:20 PM

Hiroshima and Nagasaki should of been nuked!

End of discussion!

Forget the what-ifs,maybe`s,and the Japanese were already
beaten Liberal revisionist history remaking to their Libs
liking!!

Americans were sick and tired of the carnage that Japan had brought against America!!!!!!!!!!!
======================================================

Here is some reality!!

Battlefields 360/Vengence at Midway Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39PUT1a3L1s&feature=related

Enterprise vrs Japan/ Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZyIcialOOw&feature=related

canopfor on November 13, 2009 at 8:20 PM

Given the way the Japanese Military conducted itself during WWII, especially in relation to POW’s and the civilians of the nations that it occupied, the Japanese in my opinion should really think long and hard about weather or not the nuclear strikes on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were not totally justifiable.

As for Obama ducking the question, I think that ducking questions is part of the reason why he decided to go on a trip to Asia in the first place, considering the news that KSM and his Gitmo butt buddies are being brought to New York to be put on trial this week.

Hellrider on November 13, 2009 at 8:21 PM

His balls must be in Michelle’s purse & Soro’s balls must be in his mouth.

This.

rickyricardo on November 13, 2009 at 8:21 PM

FDR provoked the Pearl Harbor attack to justify US involvement in the Pacific Theater in the first place.

That’s an urban legend totally debunked by all history. Usually, that would be expected from a Righty like me. But you’re a Leftists.

Of course the U.S. shouldn’t have nuked tens of millions of civilians.

140,000 died. Which is better: that number or truly millions more? No–tens of millions didn’t die by those bombs. But way till your Iranian and AQ friends get a nuke in the megaton range. Then you’ll blame America when what’s left of NYC glows green for 3000 years.

And of course Obama, who is a national socialist just like his predecessors, believes we should have.

No, he doesn’t. People with half a brain can see the patter of the Apologizer-in-chief.

If he didn’t believe that, he would be questioning his own brutal and immoral Afghan/Pakistan policy by now.

The Dean on November 13, 2009 at 8:12 PM

If we wanted to brutal, we have a number of ballistic missile subs of the Ohio Class, each with about the firepower of the third most powerful nation on Earth. Just one, packing 180 nuclear warheads of a nominal 50,000kt each, could have simply taken out the entire Islamic world.

Brutality is flying planes into skyscrapers against unarmed, unknowing people like you and me.

RESTRAIANT, which America has practiced, is to not wipe out Islam on a worldwide basis.

You think yourself educated and I won’t debate you on that point. But for honesty’s sake! LEARN something, will you?

Liam on November 13, 2009 at 8:23 PM

Poll numbers are already too low. Can’t afford another apology tour in Asia.

Ricohoc on November 13, 2009 at 8:24 PM

Dude Asia has zero respect for this man or us for voting for him.

jhffmn on November 13, 2009 at 8:24 PM

Ask those who were POW’s of the Japanese military if it was the wrong thing to do. Ask all those who were tortured in medical experiments by Japanese scientists. War is ugly, but at the time, Truman did what he thought was necessary, and lived the rest of his life probably tortured by it.

Obama is a coward, and unprincipled. He’s willing to cast moral judgements on everyone, especially when they don’t jive with his line of thinking.

Well Mr.O…I love my country, and will defend it. I won’t run away. To do so, is to leave fellow countrymen to suffer what you will bring onto them. I’m proud of my country too, and for all it’s faults, it’s still the best damn nation in the world. Every nation has the sins of their pasts, and present. But to apologize consistently as you do, you not only make your country look bad, you look inept, and weak. Thanks a lot for that.

capejasmine on November 13, 2009 at 8:24 PM

The combined population of both cities was around 750,000. Not tens of millions. Not even millions, you dolt. But then, you’re the one who thinks Hitler did some bad things probably. At least you consistently stick up for the Axis powers.

MadisonConservative on November 13, 2009 at 8:18 PM

True, but the radiation from it is killing people and infecting them with diseases such as leukaemia to this day. The total cumulative death and injury toll is very high, into the millions I believe.

My point has not been to defend Axis powers. My point isn’t to defend either side, except for being against US involvement in the conflict, which goes against what this country was built upon – neutrality, the ideals of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.

The enemy wouldn’t even have been in North America if the U.S. government hadn’t gotten into Japan’s affairs. And it all stems from U.S. involvement in the First World War, but that’s for another post.

The Dean on November 13, 2009 at 8:26 PM

Given the way the Japanese Military conducted itself during WWII, especially in relation to POW’s and the civilians of the nations that it occupied,

Hellrider on November 13, 2009 at 8:21 PM

Hellrider: The Japanese were butchers,period!!

Bataan Death March comes to mind as well!!

Rape of Nanking as well!!!:)

canopfor on November 13, 2009 at 8:27 PM

The stockpile of Purple Hearts created in preparation for the invasion of Japan still hasn’t run out, 64 years, five wars and countless police actions later.

So yeah, we should have bombed Hiroshima. Next question.

Fabozz on November 13, 2009 at 8:27 PM

If anyone bothered to read history as to why Truman ordered the nuclear attack, it was the unanimous opinion of his military that an invasion of Japan would cost, at the minimum the lives of a quarter million soldiers. After the first bomb the Japanese did not conceed defeat, hence the second bomb. Obama is an abject coward that would not even support the actions of a Democrat President. Can you just picture this guy in combat? Heaven help all of us if there is another major conflict under his administration. Can you say “kaput”?

Big Nicholas on November 13, 2009 at 8:27 PM

How can I get the trap doors to work so I can be President like this tool?

IlikedAUH2O on November 13, 2009 at 8:28 PM

If we wanted to brutal, we have a number of ballistic missile subs of the Ohio Class…

Liam on November 13, 2009 at 8:23 PM

That’s a lot of trouble and expense. If we wanted to be brutal they wouldn’t have food. That’s how the pros of the 20th century did it.

exception on November 13, 2009 at 8:28 PM

True, but the radiation from it is killing people and infecting them with diseases such as leukaemia to this day.

The Dean on November 13, 2009 at 8:26 PM

Physics fail.

exception on November 13, 2009 at 8:29 PM

Just of out curiosity, who do you hold responsible for their own actions? Not the Japanese, not the 9/11 hijackers…so who?

Spirit of 1776 on November 13, 2009 at 8:20 PM

Now, the Second World War era Japanese and the 9/11 hijackers are bad people who have done bad things. But the fact of the matter is that they would not have done what they did if not for U.S. meddling. That doesn’t make what they did right. It’s simply the bottom line that these things could have been avoided with better U.S. policy that respects freedom and peace instead of wanting perpetual war all the time.

The Dean on November 13, 2009 at 8:29 PM

My point has not been to defend Axis powers. My point isn’t to defend either side, except for being against US involvement in the conflict, which goes against what this country was built upon – neutrality, the ideals of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.

The Dean on November 13, 2009 at 8:26 PM

And it goes against your anti-semitism. Shall I link some more?

MadisonConservative on November 13, 2009 at 8:30 PM

And people still wonder why Rush and others wanted this man to fail.

thmcbb on November 13, 2009 at 8:30 PM

FDR provoked the Pearl Harbor attack to justify US involvement in the Pacific Theater in the first place. Of course the U.S. shouldn’t have nuked tens of millions of civilians.

And of course Obama, who is a national socialist just like his predecessors, believes we should have. If he didn’t believe that, he would be questioning his own brutal and immoral Afghan/Pakistan policy by now.

The Dean on November 13, 2009 at 8:12 PM

Millions? Did you flunk out of the 6th grade and never go back?

Google…use it.

And Japan was provoked into attacking Pearl Harbor…hilarious. Not only do you expose your soft racism towards the Japanese, you totally fail to understand their society in the 30′s and their imperial ambitions.

What exactly did China do to “provoke” Japan into raping tens of thousands of women and murder over a hundred thousand civilians in Nanking?

At what point is it another countries fault that America acts badly? When is it someone else’s fault?

Asher on November 13, 2009 at 8:31 PM

It’s simply the bottom line that these things could have been avoided with better U.S. policy that respects freedom and peace instead of wanting perpetual war all the time.

The Dean on November 13, 2009 at 8:29 PM

Thanks for the answer; I wholly disagree that Americans are war-mongers in the manner of Jengis Khan, but thanks for satisfying my curiosity.

Spirit of 1776 on November 13, 2009 at 8:32 PM

FDR provoked the Pearl Harbor attack to justify US involvement in the Pacific Theater in the first place. Of course the U.S. shouldn’t have nuked tens of millions of civilians.

The Dean on November 13, 2009 at 8:12 PM

The Dean: Your not even close to the real truth!!

Winston Churchill contracted Hillarys Vast Extreme LeftWing
Conspiracy Cabal,and made a deal to attack Pearl,so that
America could be in the war sooner!!!

Ugh! Know your history!!(Sarc and Snark).

canopfor on November 13, 2009 at 8:32 PM

His honest opinion would damage him too much.

Dark Eden on November 13, 2009 at 8:33 PM

And it goes against your anti-semitism. Shall I link some more?

MadisonConservative on November 13, 2009 at 8:30 PM

Post some material on what Thomas Jefferson has said that is anti-Semitic. All I’m doing is following their beliefs in individual freedom against the centralized government.

The Dean on November 13, 2009 at 8:34 PM

It’s Bush’s fault.

TinMan13 on November 13, 2009 at 8:35 PM

Dean, I’m just curious. In your mind, has anyone… ever… in history, actually legitimately attacked us and / or deserved to have us attack them?

Dark Eden on November 13, 2009 at 8:35 PM

His honest opinion would damage him too much.

Dark Eden on November 13, 2009 at 8:33 PM

Honest and Opinion are two words we don’t mention when describing Obama
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macncheez on November 13, 2009 at 8:35 PM

I’m pretty sure if KSM were “dropped off” anywhere accessible, that any number of armed Americans would give him a pretty serious case of lead poisoning rather quickly.

CP on November 13, 2009 at 8:36 PM

This thing was scripted. He was looking down and reading the scripted answer to the question.

Buddahpundit on November 13, 2009 at 8:36 PM

And,Liberal scholars,after America won WWTwo,they got
to call the shots,and have US Military bases anywhere
they pleased,and thats why today,Americans are so aboard,
protecting their interest,after paying dearly through the
blood,sweat,and tears of American Sons and Daughters!!

canopfor on November 13, 2009 at 8:36 PM

Its threads like these that serve to remind me why I would never vote for Ron Paul/Pat Buchanan types and many other “third parties”. National defense would be even WORSE comparatively (which is scary) if it were left in “Libertarian” hands. Never mind the selfish streak that implies: “Hey I have my freedom, lets let all those barbarians fight it out for themselves and go back to our fortress America”.

We’re supposed to be a shining city that LEADS the way to the liberty. Often that means getting a bit dirty defending it.

Sharr on November 13, 2009 at 8:37 PM

Is there one picture of Odumbass where his snotty nose isn’t in the air?

txag92 on November 13, 2009 at 8:07 PM

No, not even in this one…

http://www.fireandreamitchell.com/2009/11/13/obama-again-fails-to-salute-americans-but-remembers-to-salute-russian-flag/

lovingmyUSA on November 13, 2009 at 8:37 PM

It’s Bush’s fault.

I or II ?

KZnextzone on November 13, 2009 at 8:38 PM

Please, SOMEBODY!!!

Get “The Dean” enrolled in an entry level 101 course in U.S History.

bannedbyhuffpo on November 13, 2009 at 8:40 PM

Or maybe this.

Grow Fins on November 13, 2009 at 8:00 PM

Went and looked BUMMER..

huckelberry on November 13, 2009 at 8:40 PM

Hard to blame the journo for asking the question – Obama’s past eagerness to apologize for America practically demands the question be asked.

BD57 on November 13, 2009 at 8:40 PM

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