THE BIZARRE MR. OBAMA – AT 8:33 A.M. ET: We now learn that President Obama was on track to deliver an apology to Japan for our use of the atomic bomb to end World War II. It was, apparently, part of his magical apology tour, portraying his own country as savage and cruel. But the Japanese balked at the apology. From Investors.com:
Leaked cables show Japan nixed a presidential apology to Hiroshima and Nagasaki for using nukes to end the overseas contingency operation known as World War II. Will the next president apologize for the current one?
The obsessive need of this president to apologize for American exceptionalism and our defense of freedom continued recently when Barack Obama's State Department (run by Hillary Clinton) contacted the family of al-Qaida propagandist and recruiter Samir Khan to "express its condolences" to his family.
Khan, a right-hand man to Anwar al-Awlaki, was killed along with Awlaki in an airstrike in Yemen on Sept. 30. We apologized for killing a terrorist before he could help kill any more of us.
It's yet another part of the world apology tour that began with Obama taking the oath of office to protect and defend the United States and its Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic, something he immediately felt sorry for.
A heretofore secret cable dated Sept. 3, 2009, was recently released by WikiLeaks. Sent to Secretary of State Clinton, it reported Japan's Vice Foreign Minister Mitoji Yabunaka telling U.S. Ambassador John Roos that "the idea of President Obama visiting Hiroshima to apologize for the atomic bombing during World War II is a 'nonstarter.'"
The Japanese feared the apology would be exploited by anti-nuclear groups and those opposed to the defensive alliance between Japan and the U.S.
COMMENT: I would have loved to have heard the discussions in the Japanese Foreign Ministry. What is the Japanese equivalent of "amateur American president"? One of the most striking things about Obama is how he has lost the respect of foreign governments. Here is a man who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in his first week in office, essentially for having "promise." Now the world knows that he is in way over his head and has never understood foreign policy. He has weakened a country that the world depends on. And so he has nowhere near the political good will that he had when taking the oath.
Defeat him before he apologizes again.
October 13, 2011