It’s Memorial Day weekend here in America. It’s a holiday in which we give great thanks and gratitude to those who served and took the ultimate sacrifice in defending our great country. On the eve of this solemn holiday what would our president be doing? Our naive president traveled to Japan and spoke at a ceremony marking the 71 year anniversary of the explosion of the first atomic bomb that killed over 100,000. Obama would say, “Hiroshima started a moral awakening.” Really?
Obama apparently doesn’t understand that it was in fact the Japanese who started the “death from the sky” campaign when it attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941 on a seemingly beautiful Sunday morning. They murdered close to 2,500 servicemen on that fateful day that lives in infamy. Many of those were murdered as they slept peacefully on ships that eventually became their underwater tombs. The sneak attack on Pearl Harbor by imperial Japan unwillingly pulled America into World War II. Well over 400,000 servicemen and women were killed in action during the war.
The atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki shocked the Japanese military into unconditionally surrendering to the United States. The military action no doubt saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of American soldiers from a ruthless Japanese government that was hellbent on excellerating the war at any cost.
It is a slap in the face to every proud American to learn on the eve of Memorial Day weekend our president would willingly travel to a once dangerous enemy to commemorate, eulogize those that died in that country during World War II. Instead, would it not be more appropriate on this holiday weekend to have the president of the United States to do that here at home for those who were butchered by that country’s own, “death from the sky?”