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Old 14 Nov 09, 03:38
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As long as there isn't an apology there should be nothing to be too concerned about.

I also agree with 98ZJUSMC; the bombs saved a lot of Japanese lives.
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Has a Japanese Priemere ever visted the AZ Memorial in Hawaii?

The Japanese know that they will never know another USA president with the lack of spine this one has. They just intend for him to keep up his reputation for apologizing for everything.
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Has a Japanese Priemere ever visted the AZ Memorial in Hawaii?

The Japanese know that they will never know another USA president with the lack of spine this one has. They just intend for him to keep up his reputation for apologizing for everything.
I don't agree. It takes major balls to diss the Brits like he did.

You just despise his choice of game plan.
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First of all,I don't want anyone to apologize for anything.What is right and what is wrong depends on what side of the fence you're on.Doesn't mean I like it,it just means I understand that it's "different strokes for different folks".The Japanese did what they thought was best for themselves.We did what was best for us when we nuked them.That's it,plain and simple.I don't want to hear a Japanese apology,and our coward in chief better not apologize for our justified action.I don't understand the need for nations to apologize for the actions of previous generations.

And 98ZJ,you are correct,an invasion of the Japanese mainland would have made the East Front look like a cake walk.
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Strange? Nothing mentioned in the Denver Post online from yesterday or today about it?

http://www.denverpost.com/news
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Let's Give the president some credit. He knows anything resembling an apology would create such a political firestorm in this Country that he would be looking up at George bush's approval numbers. He's NOT going to say anything PUBLICLY.

We can speculate about his inner beliefs but remember that the man is not stupid. Only dangerous.
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Strange? Nothing mentioned in the Denver Post online from yesterday or today about it?

http://www.denverpost.com/news
I know, but I have the paper sitting right here on my desk. I put a call in to the Post, but they haven't called back telling me where they filed it on the internet. Since it was a sub-headline upper-left of the front page, they should have kept it somewhere.

One of the irritations of the Denver Post now being the only decent newspaper along the Front Range.
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Who is advising our President? Didn't he understand the fallout caused by his bow before the Saudi King? I just don't get it.
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They saved a whole lot more Japanese lives. Way over a million, at least.
Absolutely.
I get a kick out of these revisionist A-holes. Can't tell you how many times I've heard the Japan was on the verge of surrendering or we should have continued the blockade argument...all of which is nonsense. Japan was NOT of the verge of giving up. The Japanese would undoubtedly have lost many more men than us and they were less than six months away from mass starvation which would have killed millions more. Oh by the way it's estimated that a few hundred thousand civilians under Japanese rule were dying per month. Seems like using the A-bombs were a pretty good and moral thing.
If this president ever apologizes for that...he can go F himself...
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The Japanese have very specific gaps in their memories.
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LATimes has a pretty good write up. Which normally i would not have read except a buddy of mine insisted.

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(UPDATES: 12:22 p.m. A brief news video has been added below, showing the greeting in this photograph. Contrary to some claims, the video shows no reciprocal bow by the emperor, who traditionally bows to no one. And we've added a file photo from 2007 of Vice President Dick Cheney greeting the Japanese Emperor in the same door way in a different fashion.)
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