From 5-27-16 episode of The Rob Zicari Show LIVE 10-1pm M-F
Let’s discuss Obama’s Magical Mystery Japanese apology tour. He didn’t flat out say “I’m sorry.” But it was pretty close.
Japan, along with the Nazis, tried to take over the world. More importantly, they attacked us first. Japan launched an unprovoked surprise attack on a U.S. naval base in Pearl Harbor in which 2,403 Americans were killed and 1,178 were wounded.
The Pearl Harbor attack has often been compared to 9/11. Imagine if, 70 years from now, the President of the United States went to Afghanistan or Saudi Arabia and said we were all to blame for the 2,977 innocent people killed that day.
America was attacked on December 7, 1941. What we did in response was to protect ourselves. This incident brought us into World War II, where an additional 419,400 American lives were lost.
GOP pundit Stuart Stevens whines and complains that Donald Trump is not “presidential.” What’s presidential about going to a country that attacked us and caused millions of deaths around the world and apologizing for bringing the war to an end? Obama talked about a Japanese woman who has forgiven the pilots who dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Forgiven? Are you kidding me?
What about the 21,600+ Filipino and American POWs who died during the Bataan Death March? What about the 61,000,000 people around the world who died in World War II? Is Japan apologizing for them?
Here is an excerpt from Obama’s repulsive, rambling speech:
Seventy-one years ago, on a bright cloudless morning, death fell from the sky and the world was changed. A flash of light and a wall of fire destroyed a city and demonstrated that mankind possessed the means to destroy itself.
Japan attacked America at Pearl Harbor. Japan brought America into World War II. Japan caused the wall of fire that destroyed a city. Obama is acting as if America just had a bug up its ass and decided to drop two bombs on Japan. Japan and Germany were in full take over the world mode. We were defending ourselves. We were protecting the world. Had we not done what we did, thousands, perhaps millions more would have been killed.
What would have happened if Obama was president during World War II? Half of the country would be under Japanese rule and other half would be ruled by Nazis.
Why do we come to this place, to Hiroshima? We come to ponder a terrible force unleashed in a not-so-distant past. We come to mourn the dead, including over 100,000 Japanese men, women and children, thousands of Koreans, a dozen Americans held prisoner.
Their souls speak to us. They ask us to look inward, to take stock of who we are and what we might become.
It’s as if everything that happened before we dropped the bomb never happened. Obama is trying to erase the history of what led to the U.S. dropping two bombs on Japan. The poor Japanese of Hiroshima were just sitting there peacefully eating their rice and the evil United States came in and destroyed their city. Bad, bad America.
God, how many more months do we have of this guy?
I can’t believe I actually voted for Obama. I can’t believe I was ever a liberal.
It is not the fact of war that sets Hiroshima apart. Artifacts tell us that violent conflict appeared with the very first man. Our early ancestors having learned to make blades from flint and spears from wood used these tools not just for hunting but against their own kind. On every continent, the history of civilization is filled with war, whether driven by scarcity of grain or hunger for gold, compelled by nationalist fervor or religious zeal.
We didn’t drop those bombs because of a shortage of grain. We didn’t do it for gold, nationalist fervor or religious zeal. We nuked Nagasaki and Hiroshima because they attacked us.
What if they had attacked us first? We all knew how close Germany was to getting the bomb. Imagine if Japan had an atomic bomb first. There would be no Pearl Harbor. Hawaii wouldn’t exist anymore. Japan wouldn’t have used Kamikaze pilots. They would have used atomic bombs. If they could have flown a bomb to California and dropped it, they would have. Germany and possibly Japan were perhaps days away from developing their own nuclear weapons. They would have dropped them on us without hesitation.
So no, I don’t apologize for Hiroshima or Nagasaki. I don’t apologize for anyone killed in Afghanistan after 9/11. If you pick a fight with someone, you better be prepared to take a punch. On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima got punched back.
God bless America.