Obama Tried to Apologize for Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Bruce Thornton is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, a Research Fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution, and a Professor of Classics and Humanities at the California State University. He is the author of nine books and numerous essays on classical culture and its influence on Western Civilization. His most recent book, Democracy's Dangers and Discontents (Hoover Institution Press), is now available for purchase.


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Moreover, Japanese military capability had not been fatally degraded in July 1945. The Emperor still had about 6,150 combat-ready planes, 8,000 pilots with enough training to fly as kamikazes, and an army of 2,350,000 regular troops, with perhaps as many as 30 million citizens able to fight as a militia. As Hanson summarizes, “Literally millions of Japanese civilians and soldiers were willing to die to defend their mainland from an American invasion, both as conventional and suicide attackers.” As for waiting a few weeks for the Japanese high command to come to its senses and realize the war was over, as liberal economist John Kenneth Galbraith argued, the killing was continuing in Asia, which means ending the war with atomic bombs also saved Chinese, Russian, and Japanese lives. In just one week of fighting in August, the Soviets killed 80,000 Japanese, losing 8,000 of their own. And even after Nagasaki, Allied soldiers were killed and prisoners beheaded.

Dropping the atomic bombs clearly saved lives and shortened a brutal war. What, then, accounts for Obama’s eagerness to apologize? As Obama has openly said, he does not believe in American exceptionalism or its goodness. Like the professoriate, most of the media, and the purveyors of popular culture, he believes that America is always guilty, her motives always suspect, and her enemies always the victims of her aggression. He has been convinced that America has committed racist, colonialist, imperialistic crimes against the world, and continues to be driven by greed and the lust to dominate others. For anyone believing this fanciful melodrama, why should he give his love and loyalty to such a global villain? Shouldn’t he rather apologize for those past sins, and appease those whose violence against us is justified payback for our own aggression?

In this, too, America resembles the England of the Thirties. In 1933, Winston Churchill said, “Our difficulties come from the mood of unwarrantable self-abasement into which we have been cast by a powerful section of our own intellectuals. They come from the acceptance of defeatist doctrines by a large proportion of our politicians. But what have they to offer but a vague internationalism, a squalid materialism, and the promise of impossible Utopias?” Sound like anyone we know?

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  • taxpayer

    Obama should apologize to the American people for duping them into electing him.

  • fdhdfh

    Those random japanese civilians had it coming

    • winoceros

      Yup. Just like the random civilians in Guam, Samoa, Philippines, China.

      War's a bitch.

    • mrbean

      I suppose if we had invaded Japan and lost 500,000+ American lives and killed over 2,000,000 Japanese, destroyed their country that would have satisfied you. fdhfdh? Means f&*king dumb homeboy squared I guess.

      • gtoop

        Why did u need to invade?
        You could just negotiate armistice.

    • mlcblog

      Try not to be such an idiot. Learn some history.

  • DogWithoutSlippers

    Just practicing his bows! He blames America for many wrongs and bows to show his penance. And again, he is heartbroken. Heartbroken because the NBA is on strike and not playing basketball! Yet Obama shows no compassion and offers no real solutions for the unemployed and those Americans sunk in debt and dispair…..what a stellar leader he is!

    • alan g

      He is just practicing his bows, because master Works expects perfection when his subjects bow to him

      • alan g

        I meant George Soros not works. Danny this autotyping

    • johnnywoods

      That is why I refer to Obummer as "The Fearless Leader". Not really.

  • al KIdya

    There are times when the use of an atomic bomb is necessary. That was such a time. The dropping of those bombs killed hundreds of thousands of Japanes civilians and military people but it also saved millions of lives on both sides, had an invasion of mainland Japan become necessary…it would have.
    For a man who claims to be a history professor he really is stupid.

    • Larry

      It didn't even kill hundreds of thousands. The March 4, 1945 conventional bombing of Tokyo killed more people and destroyed more buildings than Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined. However, one plane, one bomb, one city was much more economical in American lives than risking loosing more than one plane in multi-hundred bomber raids.

      To bad, so sad, they started, they got their heads kicked in. Simple as that.

      • falco8

        I am a refuge of the vietnam war… These soft belly white commie americans will be easy prey for evil men. Evil men are not stupid they will use your strength which is your so call virtue to cut you off at the knees. WAR has shown us to NEVER compromise with evil….becuase good will always lose.

  • Michael Dar

    You have not see it all..what about the picture where the King and Obama pray together to Allah.. giving the obvious impression Obama actually kiss the King's behind! Obama is a disgrace..

  • Sam Deakins

    Why shud we apologize for giving Japan the ability that made them the economic powerhouse of the Far East? Shud we also apologize to Germany for giving them the opportunity to become the economic lifeblood of Europe? Japan and Germany are the last two countries that we have fought with in a real war and defeated them unequivocally and unconditionally. Perhaps if we had done so in Korea (North), Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan those countries would now be bastions of real democratic and economic power and reform.

    • john

      You make it seem as tho WWII was United States vs Germany and Japan lol

  • davarino

    Unfortunately people of a nation are responsible for what their government does. That is why it is better for citizens to confront their nation when it does wrong, than cower in fear that it might get them in trouble. When a nation goes rogue, it has to be stopped, one way or another and that is what we did with Japan. It is a terrible thing that happened in Nagasaki and Hiroshima, but something that had to happen. Same with Dresden, civilians were killed in that conflict out of necessity, most who lived there supported the war. War is hell and if a nations people dont want to suffer the consequences of war then it is their responsibility to stop their leaders.

    Contrast that with how we have had to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan under this current "leader", where our guys have to put their lives in danger to make absolutly sure that they are firing on cambatants and not civilians. How kind of him to put our soliers lives on the line.

    Knock knock…..are you bad guys in there? Shoot once for yes and twice for no

    • johnnywoods

      Dresden was Germany`s "payback" for the London Blitz. We bombed in daylight and the Brits bombed at night. You know what they say about "payback".

      • wsk

        Dresden was in fact "payback", the city was bombed when the war had already turned. Dresden had very limited strategic importance. The firebombing raids of Hamburg, Cologne, Dresden, Tokyo , Toyama, etc were far more horrific and destructive than anything the Germans and Japanese did (not taliking about the Holocaust here). That being said, don't start anthing you can't finish…….

        • johnnywoods

          "don`t start anything you can`t finish…………" I am confused ,to whom you are speaking . Please explain.

  • Amused

    GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT BRUCE – no such thing has or was proposed OR suggested by Obama or anyone in his Administration .
    It's one thing to get punked ,and run with the phony story , as the "outraged right " so often falls victim to , but this story is simply a fabricated piece of B.S> please provide your sources and verification of this story . The lieing sac of sheet, Breibart's got nothing on you .And I guess editorial verification is non-existent on this website [and that's an UNDERSTATEMENT ] Thornton you have the intelligence to check your story before expectorating it out on this blog , therefore you are worthy of the title L-I-A-R .

  • Amused

    And to you David Horowitz , I stated in another post that you claim you "righted " your broken moral compass from your behavior in the 60's ….not so my freind , you haven't changed .
    David you run this blog , and as the proverbial captain of your ship , bear the full responsibility of the behavior of your crew …..and like so many times before , you allow bald-faced lies to be propagated as truth .Thornton is just one of the many phony and tainted "journalists " you showcase on this website .Verily all that Thornton has done is copied this B.S. Story from another phony "journalist/blogger , added his spin and ran with it , and YOU are his accomplice . Annd there's only a snowball's chance in hell that you'll ever prinjt a retraction . Shame on you David . CREDIBILITY = ZERO .

  • Amused

    ….and PLEASE , David , you bear no resemblance at all to the kids /hippies /protestors of the 60's .You were in a class of your own , like the Weathermen , SDS , and the other radicals of that time , who were totally disconnected from the peace movement ,and all those "pot smoking hippies " who at the very least WERE NEVER LIARS .

    • mlcblog

      Sorry, Amused. You were not the only one who was there. DH is right on. You are the one who needs to learn some things.

      • Amused

        My arse mlcblog , this story as of today has been proven and CONFIRMED bogus [as if it were EVER based in fact } WHERE'S "HONEST DAVE'S "RETRACTION ????
        Dont hold your breath , for Horowitz already buried it HERE off the Frontpage .
        And no , I WASN'T the only one there , but I DO KNOW YOU WEREN'T , else you would not attempt such a futile refute .
        Stick to things you know mcblog , not to things you've "heard " . But I'll give you a free lesson : dont open you're mouth when you don't know what you're talking about . And here's another FREEBEE your Dad should've taught you "honesty is the best policy " .

        ……or maybe you and David "forgot" .

        • mlcblog

          What story? What are you talking about? Where is your link?

  • StephenD

    Amused, Dude, what is your malfunction? You say unequivocally that the "pot smoking hippies were never liars" but emphatically say Horowitz is. If you have some sort of refutation of this story please present it. I sure don't like being lied to. So far, with the bow in Saudi and the bow in Japan, and the Japanese Vice Foreign Minister telling the US Ambassador this idea of Obama apologizing (which by virtue of your vehement reaction says you also think it was a bad idea ~ for it to happen) is a “nonstarter,” all seem to lend credibility to the story. It should be easily refuted if it is false, yes? But you go off on them. Man, has something happened between you guys? Did your application for a job get turned down or something? I'm just saying, you sound like this is personal.

    • Amused

      It's not personal Stephen , I lived through the times,and I remember well the WHOLE PICTURE .That is the protests , the war , Ramparts Mag.and David Horowitz .He himself looks back with "alleged regret " for his radical position , which by the way , in no way reflects the position of millions of those kids , but rather was much closer to the ideologty of the Weathermen ,SDS , Black Panthers and the like .Obviously you are too young or maybe were living up on a mountain displaced from those times . NOW- the story about "the apology " attempted , real or "ASSSUMED " is total unmitigated B.S> Thornton KNOWS it , and so does Horowitz , so therefore if the analogy of a captain 's responsibility some how eludes your understanding , then you too should realize that as the Ultimate editor of this blog – Horowitz is just as responsible as Thornton for this LIE . Your redaction of the story is also in error because that simplyu is not what happened at all , and there was never any mention of an apology by ANYONE , the whol,e question revolved around visiting that Japanese city .

      • Amused

        ..in addition I would challenge YOU , David , or Thornton , to produce the actual evidence that such an apology was even contemplated on the poart of ANYONE in the Obama Admin .OR on the part of the Japanese . If you are going to be too lazy to cross-check information ,then you will always be hopelessly misinformed .Thornton may have an excuse , because he simply copied his story , but David , has superior intelligence in comparison and therefore HAS NO EXCUSE . That is MY point . In the same way many posters on this blog base their opinion of the 60's based on Horowitz and his "less than honest psuedo-journalists" , who make a living tossing out the redmeat which many of the same desire . Personal ? No more than McNamara's deceptive reconstruction of the Gulf of Tonkin incident , Westmoreland's and the CIA's false assessments on the status of the war in Vietnam [in which I SERVED ] BTW the way McNamara in his 80's ADMITTED as much . So any refute of my statement is a non-sequitur. So yes , only in that respect and context, do I take it personal .

        • Amused

          P.S. and not to mention , statements such as those expectorating from the mouths of people like Mr.Bean , are juvenile at best ,and just take all the more out of any credibility this blog has not lost yet already .The phony racist ebonics and the childish references ,on the part of Mr.Bean and others ,seem to par for the course , and are tantamount gto disussions heard in a 5th grade classroom [ if in fact kids that age can be as politically bent as some here ]

          • StephenD

            "…you are going to be too lazy to cross-check information ,then you will always be hopelessly misinformed ."my point exactly. Where is your cross-check to refute what he says happened? I've heard this accusation from other sources so , honestly, I didn't bother to cross-check it. IT sounds plausible and I wouldn't put it past Obama to do such. You say it is a fabrication. Knowing how difficult it is and actually unfair to ask someone to prove a negative as it were, still I ask, since you make the charge, where is your cross-checked evidence to the contrary?

          • Amused

            And YOU ARE DOING JUST THAT ,but in revertse , It was a lie to start with , and you and your sorry lot demand proof that it was not …..well read the newspapers genius , not FoxNews which by the way has already attempted a half-arsed backpeddle . It is "unfair " to Lie stephen D , a lesson your father taught you , but apparently also LOST on you . I( did ingfact cross sheck the story , as soon as alkl you morons on the righty blogs started whining …..and FOUND IT TO BE FALSE . Now YOU get off your arse and do a little earnest inquiry and you find the same .
            You're pathetic .

    • trickyblain

      Maybe he is amused by the fact that people take Horowitz seriously? In light of him publishing tabloid trash like this and then whining how the University doesn't accept him as a "scholar."

      It is amusing.

  • mrbean

    I would not be supprised if every morning Obama pukked out his prayer rug and proned himself to Mecca while babbling in Arabic.

  • LESTER FOLTZ

    It is so distressing to have the President lower the esteem of our Country by his distortion or delibert lies about my America. I am seeing more and more a "rewriting" of our recent history that I lived through starting with thel "great" depression in the 30's.
    God Bless America and I pray we will change our direction and follow the Constitution starting when the current Administration itself is HISTORY.

    • mlcblog

      The hippies and their liberal college professors have taken over the country. I hope we can get it back.

  • mrbean

    Yassah, dis boy gotsa go in 2012 cause he beez dah embareassmant.

    • Ghostwriter

      Thanks a lot,mrbean. Your statement is pure,unvarnished idiocy and you've proved once again that you're a moral cretin.

      • Amused

        it is indeed encouraging to know that I was not the only one to notice that about Mr.Bean ……now there's atleast TWO …….lol….doesn't say much for "the membership " here , does it ?

        • mrbean

          Do you have a tingle up your leg for Obama like Chris Mathews? I betcha that you don't know that the MLK sculpture in was done by in China and paid for by the Chicoms $25 milions, and by the same artist Lei Yxin that did all Mao Tseng's major sculptures. Yes Amused is, a brick with arms and legs who knows less than nothing because what he knoew is all wrong.

      • mrbean

        Yassah, it awl be whitey's fault dat dah chimpouts beez incibilized.

  • guest

    This Liberal Muslim is an embarrassment to us. Boehner should be apologizing for Obama. I am sure it would help Obama to see the Republicans apologizing for what he says to the world.

    I wish he had apologized. Like when he sent the Winston Churchill bust back to Britain. Yes, he should have apologized for that.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/baracko

    It will need to be returned when there is an American sitting as president.

    Only someone who truly hates America would apologize for saving Christian lives.
    I am offended by this man! His wife going to Britain must make us look like provincial hicks after that display of wasteful arrogance by her.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2029615/M

    • Amused

      The bust of Churchill was LOANED to Pres.Bush after 9/11 by Tony Blair . It was replaced by a bust of Abraham Lincoln -[another of your America haters eh ? ]

  • Ben

    Bending down Obama before kings and imperors-this is not his but America`s humilation.He does it consciously because he hates and separates himself from America and consider this humilation deserved.

    • trickyblain

      wtf is an "imperor"? Moron. You do just fine humiliating yourself.

  • steven l

    Obama condones "FANATICISM"!
    He is a typical double talker who means well but fails to realize that we some people one cannot concede!
    For historians, what might have happened is irrelevant compare to what happened.
    Can some one apologize for the consequences of an action that was justified? I believe yes. That may be Obama position.
    What do we do with a dog that has rabies?

  • WilliamJamesWard

    There is no apologizing for Obama, he is the direct and unadulturated fiasco
    of leftist thinking in America. Everyone who voted for Obama should bow
    to every other citizen encountered on the way to the unemployment office.
    When you see moving vans in front of homes they should have signs on them
    stating, Obama, mover and shaker, Barry Movers (BM) for short………William

  • alexander

    "you've made a fool of yourself enough times already, FuBAR ack, so stop that nonsense, snap out of it and act like a grown-up" – said the Emperor.
    Whatta circus.

  • flyingtiger

    As my dad once said- he was on a troop ship in the middle of the Pacific when the nukes hit.-The road to Hirosima satrted at Pearl Harbor.
    If you don't want to get nuked, don't start wars.

  • trickyblain

    This article is the very definition of a strawman. The author is a hack with dreams of getting paid, someday, for writing trash like this. He won't.

    Everyone who, without a shred of evidence, buys this story are mouth-breathing fools and it's amazing they could muster the brain power to lift their head — let alone read this unsubstaintiated tripe.

    FPM = The Weekly World News for idiots.

    • mrbean

      Ahhh,,, errrr,,,, hmmmm… You're ugly and you mother dresses you funny, so there!

      • mlcblog

        what is your point, mrbean?

    • mlcblog

      I think you need to do some reading.

      • trickyblain

        You mean the other hack blogs that make the same claims without any evidence?

        • mlcblog

          No. Of course not.

          If you were open to it (which your tone tells me you are not), then you could read some actual factual history books and explore what really has happened in our past. I do recommend it, but only when you are ready.

          • trickyblain

            I've read plenty. I majored in history and still have at least one history book on my nightstand at all times.

            My problem is not with the "author's" facts about history, including the decision to drop the bomb. In fact, the history presented is very "101." There's plenty of other good reasons (Soviets were about to come in, which would have led to another Western-Eastern Eurpose type division).

            What makes this article a strawman is that the author uses the real facts to beat up Obama for something that never happened, based on the lack of evidence.

          • Amused

            mlcblog keeps on insisting on an irrelevant issue to sidestep THE FACT of the discussion .There is no argument regarding the brutality of the Japanese during WW2 , there is no argument regarding the bombings of Nagasaki&Hiroshima , the argument IS over the LIE that has been suckled up and propounded as truth by the dishonest persons running this blog and the idiots who continue to believe it , even AFTER it has been proven a bald-faced LIE . I couldn't have put it better than trickyblain , but YOU mlcblog , have got rocks in your head .You're a lackey and nothing more .

  • Ghostwriter

    Unlike you trickyblain,I have read up a little on World War II in the Pacific. And what much of the article said was the truth. The Japanese at the time were extremely brutal. It isn't just American solders who can testify to this. How about hearing from the Chinese,Koreans,Filipinos and many others who were under Japanese rule at the time? Why don't you go online or go to the library and read a book about the Pacific War? You might be enlightened by it.

    • trickyblain

      I'm a history buff, too. Actually got my degree in it (Enlightenment/American Revolution emphasis). I'm not denying Japanese brutality, nor do I condemn the use of the bomb (had the USSR invaded from Manchuria, Japan would be like Korea today — divided b/t hell and prosperity).

      The author uses these facts as ammo a for his strawman that Obama "wanted to" apologize. He provides no evidence for his hacky assertion. That's my point.

    • Amused

      Did you miss something Ghostwriter ? Like the point of the discussion .Perhaps you should take some reading comprehension courses . Either that, or you simply purposely but obviously sidestepped it . The issue is the veracity of the baseless accusation of any apology to the Japanese on anyone's part . And the "story" is in fact baseless fiction .

      • Slek

        The story could be true. Obama bowed not once, but twice to the Saudi king. What an insult to the American people and the Office of the President. We got rid of the divine right of kings with the American Revolution and don't bow to anyone. Why would you want to defend someone who bows to a king of one of the most repressive regimes on the planet? Are you a moral relativist?

        • trickyblain

          Have you seen the pictures of bush holding hands with, kissing and hugging the same King?

    • Ghostwriter

      You're missing my point! During the 1930's and 40's,the Japanese military did some very horrific things. Many others in this discussion have pointed this out. In many cases,many in Asia must have felt some form of justice when the bombs were dropped. If President Obama was going to apologize for that,then he would have known that we would be criticized for it. I don't think he knew the background of what had happened during World War II. If he did and he still went ahead with it,then he deserves that criticism.

      • trickyblain

        But he did not apologize. And there's no evidence that he "wanted" to apoplogize.

        So you're saying he deserves to be critized for something some hack made up?

    • WLIL

      America may not be perfect but still America should not bow to anyone. I agree that Japanese culture like all other eastern islamic or nonislamic eastern culture can be very brutal, if they have the upper hand or when they were irrational.

      • Amused

        I've never seen so many brainwashed sycophants in one place , Will/ mclblog/ Ghostwriter and the many more , who KNOW [atleast now ] that the whole apology story was a LIE , contrived , fabricated bullsheet , by their own lieing demagogues , yet they cling to it for dear life , because it facilitates and reinforces their hatred of one man . And David presides over this circus , without a hint of trying to correct it or retracting it , he lets his attack dogs run rampant because they have the same agenda as his , therefore he "justifies " and thus "rationalizes " the lie he has embraced . Shame on all of you . No courage yo admit when you're wrong , proving again to your detractors , that you are the imbeciles they accuse you of being .

        • Amused

          The "Lefty Blogs " aint got nothing on you people here .

          • WLIL

            Amused should be realisitic about the too many bad and horrible aspect of horrible asian islamic abd nonislamic asian culture. thailand tried to forced civilised foreigners to bow to them eventhough they don't deserve any respect . This bowing business in asian culture is just getting more and more ridiculous. I think we have been abused by asian culture for too long and it is time to protest and say no more and prevent any unfortunate younger generation from being abused by blatant encroaching or subtlely imposing asian culture. We just want to be safe and free and not sorry for other people horrible culture.

        • WLIL

          By the way, there is no need to be amused even if you find the bowing business is amusing. I find the bowing imposed by oriental culture is not only irritating and uneccessary and that too many obbsessive orientals are promoting an unequal concept and forced subservience based on their own backward oriental culture. Shame on you, for unjustifyingly trying to defend a horrible oriental culture.

          • Amused

            what in the hell has your last two posts have to do with THE FACT , that A LIE has been propagated , regarding the phony story of an apology ? Do you have sheet for brains WLIL ? Are you that thick , or just pretending ?
            What a shmuck !

          • WLIL

            What lie? You are the one being extremely abusive when you can't discuss the topic in a rational manner. Look at the photo. Who is bowing? I think is unnecessary for whatever purposes. Can't you just accept bowing is bad for our health?

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Considering the picture I wonder if the caption should not have been,
    "Yes Mr. President, the hole in your head is as big as Tokyo and tilts
    to the left"……………………………………………………….William

    • mlcblog

      ..and you better be careful. It might slide off the edge.

  • Wesley69

    Can this country survive the Obama age of appeasement???? First, of all, he must be defeated in 2012 so that this country can recover from his disasterous policies aboard and at home. It is amazing how much damage he has done in less than 3 years. What I fear is that he will blunder into a war, or start a conflict to get himself reelected and the fools that were fooled the first time by his silver tongue will be fooled again. If that happens I don't know how this nation will survive in its current form.

  • mlcblog

    For more Japanese atrocities, I understand The Rape of Nan King is a good one.

    I have seen in old documentaries that the Japanese populace so greatly outnumbered our men and that, combined with the over-the-top spirit that was in them, we had little recourse if we were to win that war. We were greatly outnumbered and up against something we could not have imagined. I remember some history, too, where in Korea General MacArthur noticed the same thing. They just keep coming and coming, we would have to do something drastic.

  • WeMustResist

    Don't forget that Japan had about 6 million troops in Asia. They were like locusts. The death toll among the Asian civilians was enormous. The Japs took all the rice and left none for the locals. Starvation was huge. Waiting from August 1945 till the spring next year would have starved millions to death. The Red Cross told Truman and so did the Chinese Nationalists. Truman knew that waiting for next spring was a bad idea. Thank you Harry Truman!

    • UCSPanther

      They also slaughtered civilians in an extremely wanton, sadistic and brutal manner, practically wiping out whole villages in the path of their rampage, and while they were at it, kidnapping and forcing women to be sex slaves in what is one of worst examples of mass rape during wartime in recent human history.

      In many ways, they made the Nazis and their fascist allies look like boyscouts in comparison.

  • Texasgal9

    This was not stupid on Obama's part. It is fiendishly clever. Bring memories of the bomb to the forefront now so that when we are attacked (which he is setting up for this eventuality) it is "tit for tat" – Is it against the law to say how I feel about Obama? I feel like a mongoose and a cobra – he is MY deadly enemy.

  • Amused

    And today all you mindless lackeys and sycophants of Dave's can choke on the LIE you all so eagerly sucked up . Just Like Phony Fox News had to choke on it .
    Why do you think Horowitz moved this thread off the main page ? Because he bought and propounded another LIE .

  • Amused

    Shame , shame on you David ….WHERE'S YOUR RETRACTION /CORRECTION …or ADMISSION ?????????????????

  • Saltire

    Thankfully, the Japanese Vice Foreign Minister was the voice of reason and stopped it from happening.

    • Amused

      MORE B>S> ….it was not even mentioned . Even when fools are proven wrong , they cling to their LIE . You're no exception Saltire. I guess ignorance and dishonesty are glorified here eh ?

  • Dr. Marc Roberts

    I'm looking forward to reading Frontpage's full Retraction and Apology tomorrow.

    FoxNews has already apologized twice for running this same story. It turned out to be false.

    Incompetent journalists are not just a MSM phenomena — the rightwing has them too.

    • Amused

      You're right about both sides having them , but wrong about them being incompetent , they are LIARS, and accessories to LIARS…nothing less . If one has the mental capacity to turn on a computer and pound a keyboard , then that is sufficient to detect these obvious LIES .
      .unless of course they are MENTALLY INCOMPETENT.

  • Amused

    It's a mentality at work here .Not unlike Rush Limbaughs accusation of Obama "now killing christians in Africa . No SHAME , none at all !Caught in lies ? No problemo …just move nto another ….Obama sent military advisors to Africa …to kill christians …says the lieing sac of Sheet Limbaugh ….
    When the Lord’s Resistance Army showed up in the Central African Republican village of Obo in 2008, everyone who refused to join them was killed. One of the men they scooped up, Daba Emmanuel, would spend the next year as one of the LRA’s slave-soldiers. Indoctrinated, abused, and eventually forced to perform raids like the one against Obo, he survived to tell journalist Graeme Wood his story. “We killed the old immediately, and kept the young for work,” Emmanuel said.

    These are "the christians " Limbaugh is referring to ! This is the same disgusting tactic FPM engages in by facilitating LIARS . Obama's Admin .is indeed worthy of criticism , but not lies by idiots and their sycophants .

  • Amused

    Recalling one raid on a village in the Democratic Republic of Congo, he told Wood that his small LRA faction began by gathering all the villagers together. “We put them into the church and closed the doors,” Emmanuel remembered. They’d been ordered to steal supplies and find new children to make into slaves. “We entered only to choose some small girls and boys. The rest we burnt.” They killed anyone who tried to escape with machetes, logs, or stones — new recruits like Emmanuel were not trusted with rifles. As with similar groups, it’s children who make the most loyal soldiers — once their home has been destroyed, their language forgotten, and their religion replaced with a cult-like worship of LRA leader Joseph Kony, betrayal or escape is much less likely.

    Yup , they must be christians huh Rush ?

  • Amused

    yea , keep them disapprovals coming , you sorry arse lackeys . These stories of "outrage of the day " are what you are all about ….stand silent in the face of a lie and you are just as guilty as the LIAR .

  • gtoop

    The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is the worst terrorist act ever committed in the history of mankind.
    The Americans could have dropped it at military bases or a lone island to show the strength the atomic bomb. But they did not. Instead, they dropped it in a middle of a crowded city in the morning. The act cannot be justified by saying you are saving more lives because the people in the city are not the ones fighting the war. They are innocent human beings.
    How can you kill someone not involved in the war? It's like killing your enemy's parents because they are related to your enemy but not involved in your enmity.
    That is not justice.

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  • Shani Drake

    THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS KILLING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE TO SAVE
    ANOTHER GROUP OF PEOPLE. Maybe it did save a few Americans, but it
    killed so many people in Japan. We’re all human. We all experience pain
    and suffering in the same way. The reality is that two governments or
    countries fighting destroyed the lives of millions of people, who the people were is besides the point. The atomic
    bomb should have never been created.Some might see this comment as a biased or one sided response, others will see it as human, empathetic. Empathy is what was missing during the war.

    • 4britisheyesonly

      There is no empathy in any war. That’s why it’s called war.

  • Yonick

    America didn’t have to bomb Japan like that to win the war. In fact, America didn’t even have to act at all, Russia at that time was going to get involved and this idea alone was enough to destroy the Japanese and force them to surrender when they were so weak

  • kafir4life

    I'd have to agree with Joe Wilson on that one. Mr. President is a liar. So in a nutshell, he'll do what liars typically do. They lie.

  • winoceros

    He's delusional. He thinks he's Obi Wan. "These aren't the droids you're looking for."

    He gets to define what the picture shows, not us, the viewers.

  • guest

    He should bow to his masters. They financed him getting elected. Did anyone see him getting sworn in? Was it on the bible? Would a bible be binding on a Muslim?
    He says we are NOT a Christian nation. Watch him attack us. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_zssjFzpGs

    The Saudis are the ones we are fighting all these Muslim wars for. They also have decided to send us to war with Iran. How come no one seems to be talking about us doing the Saudi bidding?

    May be we should focus on our real enemies. Like giving money to Muslims, and all the weapons that we sell, and all the weapons we lose. Where all the surplus weapons we sell going? Where did all the weapons we lost in Libya go?

  • trickyblain

    Who cares?

    Bush practaclly shoved his tongue down his throat.
    http://www.google.com/imgres?q=bush+saudi&hl=