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tibbets640_397x224Editor’s Note – The unspeakable cruelty of the Japanese military during WWII is well documented.  The ‘Greatest Generation’ endured hardships that we could never imagine as they literally put everything they had on the line to save the world from vicious enemies that sought to dominate.  The loss of American lives was staggering.

But, they paid that price.  Paid it without complaint.  And asked nothing in return except to return to their lives and live the American dream.

Surrender was dishonorable to the Japanese.  They fought to the last man, even when the outcome was inevitable, even when there was no hope or reason to continue fighting, they fought. Had America not dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the cost would have been more than a million American lives to still this enemy.  An enemy that started this war with an unprovoked attack on Pearl Harbor.

And, now, some 65 years later, we have an administration that goes around the world apologizing, on behalf of the America people, for our supposed sins.  A liberal, Progressive regime that feels we must show ‘remorse’ over past actions that were forced upon us, actions that prevented unprecedented bloodshed. 

It is disgusting what this President and the far left are doing to our American heritage.  Individuals who know nothing of integrity and honor, who’ve sacrificed nothing and have only taken in their quest for self fulfillment. 

As for the American people, there will be a day where each of us will be judged as to what course we chose during this historic time…

“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer

 

Son of Pilot Who Dropped A-Bomb Opposes Plan to Send U.S. Delegation to Hiroshima Ceremony

By Joshua Rhett Miller
FoxNews.com

The son of the U.S. Air Force pilot who dropped the first atomic bomb in the history of warfare says the Obama administration’s decision to send a U.S. delegation to a ceremony in Japan to mark the 65th anniversary of the attack on Hiroshima is an “unsaid apology” and appears to be an attempt to “rewrite history.”

Gene Tibbets, son of Brig. Gen. Paul W. Tibbets, Jr., says Friday’s visit to Hiroshima by U.S. Ambassador John Roos is an act of contrition that his late father would never have approved.

“It’s an unsaid apology,” Tibbets, 66, told FoxNews.com from his home in Georgiana, Ala. “Why wouldn’t it be?  Why would [Roos] go? It doesn’t make any sense.

Tibbets said he sees Roos’ impending visit — it will be the first time the U.S. has sent a delegation to the anniversary commemoration in Hiroshima — as an attempt to revise history.

“It’s making the Japanese look like they’re the poor people, like they didn’t do anything,” he said. “They hit Pearl Harbor, they struck us. We didn’t slaughter the Japanese — we stopped the war.”

White House officials on Wednesday referred calls to the State Department, which did not  respond to several inquiries about how the decision was made or if national veterans organizations were contacted prior to the announcement that a delegation would attend the commemoration.

During Wednesday’s daily press briefing, State Department officials defended the visit, saying Roos’ attendance at the ceremony “was the right thing to do,” spokesman PJ Crowley said.

Paul Schalow, a professor of Japanese at Rutgers University, told FoxNews.com that Japanese media outlets are linking Roos’ visit to Obama’s desire to rid the world of nuclear weapons.

“They’re linking it to Obama’s speech in Prague,” he said. “They connect Roos being there as proof of interest by the Obama administration to reduce the number of atomic weapons worldwide.”

Schalow said Roos’ visit appears to “pave the way” for Obama to visit the two cities that were decimated by atomic bombs 65 years ago.

Schalow speculated that Roos’ visit could be a step toward positioning the U.S. to condemn any future use of atomic weapons, perhaps by North Korea.

“If we show some regret of our own use of the weapon, if it happens again, we’re in a moral position to criticize,” he said. “As of now, we’re not in a position to denounce it.”

Read More – http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/08/04/tibbets-son-disapproves-plan-send-delegation-hiroshima-ceremony/

Tom Tillison

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