South Korea launches backlash over Obama visit to Hiroshima - FT.com
. . . a reasonable fear based on our feckless leader's track record.
"Barack Obama’s planned trip to Hiroshima, a gesture aimed at reconciliation, has sparked dissension in South Korea, Washington’s other main East Asia ally, where fears are mounting that the US president will endorse a version of wartime history that presents Japan as a victim."
Reconciliation? Japan attacked, murdered, tortured, terrorized, raped, vivisected, did human chemical and biological warfare testing, inhumanely murdered and tortured civilian and war prisoners, unprovoked, and without declaration of war attacked the United States, among myriad other horrors.
America prosecuted the war, and when faced with the option of killing millions with a direct invasion, or less than 200,000 with an atomic bomb, chose the moral course of action to kill fewer . . . stop me when we get to the part where America needs to reconcile with Japan.
Japan needs a Come-to-Jesus here, it is Japan that needs to go on a whirlwind tour accepting its actions during WWII, and asking forgiveness from the countries and places it injured. While the damage done makes human forgiveness impossible, it would still be the moral thing to do.
Instead Japan has since WWII obfuscated, and denied, its role, and doubled down by teaching its children lies about the war, the trigger for the war, and Japan's actions during the war.
Obama has created yet another quagmire due to his rash action. Perhaps he can square this circle with a speech, and perhaps not. Maddog is not holding his breath.
Terumi Tanaka, a Japanese supporters of mass murders, vivisectionists, rapists, mass torturests, and war criminals seek apology from President Obama.