Moral Coward Obama Refuses To Support Decision To A-Bomb Japan

The decision to drop nuclear weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki – as much as the Japanese might disagree – is one of the great no-brainers of history.

Here’s a couple of quick reasons why:

TOKYO – Japanese Second World War leader Hideki Tojo wanted to keep fighting even after U.S. atomic bombs destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki, accusing surrender proponents of being “frightened,” a newly released diary reveals.  Excerpts from the approximately 20 pages written by Tojo in the final days of the war and held by the National Archives of Japan were published for the first time in several newspapers Tuesday.

“The notes show Tojo kept his died-in-the-wool militarist mentality until the very end,” said Kazufumi Takayama, the archives curator, who confirmed the accuracy of the published excerpts. “They are extremely valuable.”

Tojo, executed in 1948 after being convicted of war crimes by the Allies, was prime minister during much of the war. The notes buttress other evidence that Tojo was fiercely opposed to surrender despite the hopelessness of Japan’s war effort.

An invasion of Japan would have consumed the lives of as many as 4 million American causalities.

Japan refused to surrender even after the first bomb was dropped, thereby welcoming the second.

Students of World War II history also know that Japan was only a couple of weeks away from launching their own nuclear attack against the United States by means of German uranium sent via U-boat.

Of course, when I say the decision was a “no-brainer,” I exclude moral cowards, who will always find a way to dither, to question, to hide, to demagogue.  What is obvious to anyone else becomes an endless quagmire of indecision to such as these.

The Pentagon was fed up with Obama’s dithering moral cowardice regarding Afghanistan 2 full months ago, for what it’s worth.

Obama Declines To Defend U.S. Bombing Of Hiroshima, Nagasaki

Defending the decision of the United States to drop nuclear weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during WWII is not a comfortable thing to do when you’re in Japan.  But if you’re President of the United States, you must do it. Diplomatically, yes.  With sympathy for the civilian victims, yes.  But you must do it.

But when it came time today for Barack Obama to fulfill that fundamental duty, he failed. The very first reporter [from Fuji TV] called on at the joint press conference with PBO and Japanese PM Hatoyama in Tokyo today put the question to Pres. Obama in blunt and explicit terms:

JAPANESE REPORTER: What is your understanding of the historical meaning of the A-bombing in Hiroshima and Nagasaki?  Do you think it was the right decision?

Obama took a deep breath, paused . . . and punted.

PBO gave a halting response that utterly failed to answer the question.  The closest he came was to observe that Japan “has a unique perspective on the issue of nuclear weapons as a consequence of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and I’m sure it helps to motivate the Prime Minister’s deep interest in this issue.”

The reporter tried again: “do you believe the US dropping of nuclear weapons on –“

Obama cut him off, choosing to answer an unrelated question on the situation in North Korea.

President Reagan – who famously shared his vision regarding the Cold War as “We win, they lose” – was very different indeed from a dithering and morally weak President who recently said:

OBAMA: I’m always worried about using the word “victory” because, you know, it invokes this notion of Emperor Hirohito coming down and signing a surrender to MacArthur.

And, of course, Obama is doing everything he can to ensure that the United States doesn’t have to bear the burden of a “victory” in Afghanistan, or suffer the indignity of a “victory” against an Iran that is determined to develop nuclear weapons of their own on Obama’s watch.

The Jerusalem Post reports:

Iran rejected nuclear deal, Obama postponing announcement

Iran has completely rejected a UN-brokered nuclear deal, but US President Barack Obama has postponed the official announcement on Teheran’s refusal due to internal political reasons, Israel Radio quoted a senior western official as saying Saturday.

The deal would see most of the Islamic Republic’s uranium shipped to Russia and France for further processing.

The official reportedly told journalists in Paris that Iran has also refused to resume nuclear talks with the six world powers.

What we desperately need is a president who actually has the courage and common sense to prefer victory over chaos, and to recognize obvious historical facts supporting the use of American force with clarity, rather than with postmodern, blame-America-first political correctness.

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10 Responses to “Moral Coward Obama Refuses To Support Decision To A-Bomb Japan”

  1. newsbird Says:

    good post. he has no guts.

  2. Michael Eden Says:

    I’ve compared Obama to Neville Chamberlain – one of the great moral cowards in history.

    Chamberlain (Prime Minister of Britain as WWII began) was absolutely ruthless in securing his domestic agenda. But when it came to confronting evil – particularly an evil foreign tyrant bent on war – he had no stomach. He didn’t want to take a chance on ANYTHING that could hurt his drive to “bring hope and change” to British society. He wasn’t willing to step up; he wasn’t willing to risk a war.

    In addition to not risking war (he will NOT go to war with Iran to prevent them from getting nukes, which GUARANTEES that Iran will get them), Obama has also demonstrated that he’s a moral coward regarding his domestic agenda. He will give up the farm to bribe his side for votes, he will give your tax dollars to SEIU and other corrupt allies, and he will champion corruption providing it goes to his allies. He is a true moral coward.

  3. newsbird Says:

    Hpe and change? That is funny..You sure know your history in great detail,

    I think going to war fighting Hitler was a no brainer. The nukes in Japan were also necessary to. What we have learned for sure that war is expensive, a plague on civilizations. I am sure we will destroy the planet before we learn to live in peace.

  4. Michael Eden Says:

    Newsbird, I love the study of history.

    When I was a kid, I liked to read about the battles. Now I like to read about the catastrophic political/policy failures that surround the battles.

    I believe that a country should be strong. I believe that a powerful defense – and the willingness to use it – is the BEST deterrent against attack (and therefore the need to use it). The idea of “speak softly and carry a big stick.” Would that the Allies had thought so prior to both our World Wars, the Germans might have thought twice before unleashing hell on earth.

    I also believe that Augustine had it pretty good when he formulated his doctrine of “just war.”

    But when true evil rears its head and militarizes and/or attacks, nations should rise up to confront it, rather than appeasing it or pretending it does not exist.

    As a Christian who regards the Bible as truth, I believe that ultimately the world will spiral into such a path of self destruction that when Christ returns He will literally be preventing the human race from wiping itself out. That belief – along with countless examples in history – certainly provides me with a giant skepticism that the next “Utopia” will work. Our problem isn’t economics or anything else, it is sin. Human beings will ultimately screw up even the best situation because of selfishness, greed, apathy, and hate.

    Christians should not be stockpiling for the coming apocalypse, or striving to start the next war to “usher in the return of Christ,” but merely trying to inform people of what will ultimately happen. As Jesus Himself put it, “See, I have told you beforehand” (Matthew 24:25).

  5. newsbird Says:

    That is great that you remember what you read about in hsitory. My problem is that I can’t remember names or dates. But I love to read about it all. I just finished reading A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bryson and just loved the book. I guess I am more into science than war.
    Now that I am retired I read first thing in the morning. fascinating stuff like using the HIV virus as the vehichle to correct genetic problem in stem cells.
    The world is tunring away for Christ, I can feel it. But like you say there is nothing to worry about, I am ready for whatever may come. I am not so sure with this new generation. They understand so little.
    I’ll keep in touch!
    God bless!

  6. newsbird Says:

    PS forgot to mention that I agree, sin is the prevaling force today. It directs how companies operate by greed. People do so much harm to each other and the planet that it makes me sick sometimes to think what the world is like and how it could be if we all followed Christ.
    Isn;t the only growing church the Mormons? It baffles my ming how that can be, such a scam.
    I am very conservative, with a wicked sense of humor, And I see the world is sliding into chaos with these liberals leading the pack. The news about Geithner mismanaging everything wrt the AIG bailut is just a tip of the “iceberg”. There is no way we can trust our politicians.

  7. Michael Eden Says:

    God bless you, newsbird.

    I read all kinds of things. I’m more interested in the philosophy underlying science than the science itself (not being a scientist), but I am very interested in certain issues – such as evolution or global warming.

    In terms of forgetting, I’m part of the club! Although I find that we remember best what most interests us. One of the things that I do is put articles into text files so that I can come back and refer to them. I also am a pretty fair “googler” in terms of searching for things based on key words.

    I’ll take a look at your eurekalert site. Sounds interesting.

    We are living in “interesting times,” in which we have so much information and knowledge at our fingertips, and yet there is more ignorance and false ideology than ever before.

    And the more I see around me, the more I believe my Bible, which told me what the last days would be like.

    The God who foreknew what the world would be like is the same God who takes care of us.

  8. Michael Eden Says:

    A book I would heartily 100% recommend to you is by Dinesh D’Souza entitled, “What’s So Great About Christianity.”

    One of the things he does early on is point out that the gospel is EXPLODING. There will soon be more Christians in China than there are Americans in America, for instance. And he also points out that evangelical churches in the U.S. are growing, while liberal mainline ones are decreasing. He points these things out to disprove the atheist contention that religion is dying away as people become more “modern.”

    Still, I agree with you that America is increasingly becoming a post-Christian culture. That is one of the reasons why I’m in the “blog trenches” fighting.

    My church just joined a number of others sponsoring a “Party in the Park.” Thousands of people came and heard the gospel. Most exiting of all (for me) was the opportunity to meet all kinds of young, vibrant Christians who were on fire in terms of walking the talk of Christianity. God aint done with this country yet, Newsbird!!!

    Your last paragraph is so true. What it amounts to is that liberals – who deny religion, and deny Christ – are trying to replace God with “the State.” Government as God, and Barack Obama as Savior. But everything they are doing is building on a house of cards, and their new “Utopia” is merely the next colossal and catastrophic failure.

  9. evolutionkills Says:

    [totally deleted by mod due to vile profanity]

  10. Michael Eden Says:

    For all of your arrogant dismissiveness, evolutionkills, you have quite the infantile potty mouth.

    And somehow in all of your affirmation of your magnificent superiority over myself and others, you never actually offered a single point other than that you are a truly hateful and vile specimen.

    I would have loved to publish your rant just to document what a loser you are, but what was left after I cut out the curses and religious hatred? About five words consisting of a personal pronoun and a few prepositions.

    Have an actual argument and have your mommy wash your mouth out with soap or please don’t ever post back here.

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