President Obama became the first sitting president to visit Hiroshima and he shared some insights on that tragic event in history.
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. 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.
To take stock of past events and reflect on them was a little too much for some conservatives. Former US ambassador John Bolton was not happy that President Obama went to Japan at all and classified it as part of his apology tour to the world, and penned an op-ed that appeared in the NY post called, "Obama’s shameful apology tour lands in Hiroshima"
He continued to make his usual feelings of hatred for the current US president known during a visit to Fox News' America's Newsroom earlier today and continued his assault on President Obama.
"He is a very subtle speaker, he didn't use the words 'I apologize,' but most of his apology tour stops in the last seven years, he hasn't said that either."
He continued by applauding Harry Truman's decision to drop two a-bombs on Japan and said, "In my view it was not just militarily correct, but it was mortally correct as well."
Bolton made the case that dropping the A-bombs ended the war, but many people believe it was Russia's entry into the fray that was the ultimate decider.
You can say many things about Truman's decision to drop 'Little Boy" and "Fat Man" on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but saying it was "morally correct' is simply insane. Why are these blood thirsty neocons still polluting our airwaves?
When tens of thousands of people are killed in one fell swoop, I'd say there's nothing moral about it.