Hiroshima Regrets

(I posted this at The American Catholic.  Although it is sharper in tone than what I normally post here, I thought the history mavens of Almost Chosen People might find it interesting.)

 

The White House has stressed Obama will not apologize for America’s use of the bombs when he visits the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park — the first sitting president to do so.

An apology would please some in Japan.

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“Of course everyone wants to hear an apology. Our families were killed,” Hiroshi Shimizu, general secretary of the Hiroshima Confederation of A-Bomb Sufferers Organizations, told The Associated Press.

However, it would risk alienating Americans back home — especially giving the trip’s timing just ahead of Memorial Day.

Retired Army Staff Sgt. Lester Tenney, 95, spent more than three years in Japanese prison camps, and still has the blood-stained, bamboo stick Japanese troops used to beat him across the face.

Go here to read the rest.  Here is a proposed apology : (more…)

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Published in: on June 2, 2016 at 5:30 am  Comments Off on Hiroshima Regrets  
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