Does it upset you that Obama made no mention of the Pearl Harbor bombing on his apology tour in Japan today? Or do you think that he was right for not mentioning it? Vote below!
HIROSHIMA, Japan (UPI) — President Barack Obama traveled to Hiroshima, Japan, on Friday, marking the first time a U.S. president has visited the site of the world’s first nuclear attack, carried out more than 70 years ago.
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.”
Editor’s Note: Death first fell from the sky on December 7, 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Barack Obama makes it sound like “death fell from the sky” for no reason… or perhaps he’s trying to imply (once again) that it’s just big, bad America’s fault. Message to Obama: We are NOT the bad guys!
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