Obama in Japan Refuses to Defend U.S. Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki; Rush Limbaugh Reacts
Here is video of President Obama in Japan today where he refused to defend the U.S. dropping of Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end World War II.
A Japanese reporter put him on the spot by asking him if he wanted to visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki while in office, and asked him if he thought the dropping of the bombs "was the right decision."
Obama said he would find it "meaningful" to visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but that he has no immediate travel plans. The reporter tried to ask the "was it right" question again, and instead Obama brushed it off and answered a question about North Korea instead.
This was a tough spot for Obama in Japan. I'll grant that. But like other Presidents before him, Obama could have firmly but politely said that the decision was made to end the war and save lives. The dropping of the bombs did both. It ended the war, and it saved hundreds of thousands of lives - on both sides. The Japanese would have fought to the last man for their home islands. U.S. Forces already had estimated it could cost 1 million U.S. casualties to launch an invasion of Japan. Truman did exactly the right thing, and Obama should have politely affirmed his fellow Democrat.
Here is audio of Rush Limbaugh today commenting on Obama's refusal to defend the U.S. dropping of the bombs. Rush thinks Obama personally believes the U.S. was wrong. He starts talking about Hiroshima and Obama's non-answer at the 2:24 mark of the video: