In a response to Obama’s message in Japan that the world needs to evolve morally, daughter of WWII vet, Rebecca Mansour, delivers some blows to our president. Check out Rebecca’s epic column and share far and wide!
It’s an incontrovertible fact that millions of lives were saved because President Harry Truman dropped the bomb on Hiroshima. I know because I’m one of them.
My father enlisted in the U.S. Navy the day he turned 18 in 1945. He finished his basic training as the Allies were preparing for “Operation Downfall” – the code name for the invasion of the Japanese mainland.
Experts predicted it would be ten times bloodier than Iwo Jima. Casualty estimates ran into the millions – for both sides.
My dad would have been part of that massive invasion force. God only knows if he would have made it out alive.
President Truman knew this. He made the moral calculus. He took responsibility for it. The war ended, and we went about the business of rebuilding Japan and Germany.
However, that doesn’t erase the history of what happened. Harry Truman understood that. He lived with the decision to drop the bombs.
Years after he left office, Truman wrote, “I knew what I was doing when I stopped the war that would have killed a half a million youngsters on both sides if those bombs had not been dropped. I have no regrets and, under the same circumstances, I would do it again.”
And yet, here comes Truman’s successor, Barack Hussein Obama, on the eve of Memorial Day weekend to deliver the latest installment in his “Blame America First” Apology Tour.
Barack Obama’s speech at Hiroshima today was another attempt to strip away America’s moral authority. But this time it was even worse. He spat in the face of our fathers and grandfathers.
He dishonored our Greatest Generation by suggesting they’re no better than the butchers who committed the massacre of Nanjing, the rape of the Comfort Women, and the Bataan Death March.
There is no moral equivalence between America’s wartime leadership and the totalitarian regime that launched a sneak attack on us that left 3,000 Americans dead. None whatsoever.
There is no moral equivalence between American G.I.s and the death cult that raped and murdered Americans, Chinese, Koreans, and countless of our Allies. None whatsoever.
For an American president to even suggest otherwise is beyond vile. At the bare minimum, it deserves the censure of the United States Congress.
President Obama, respectfully, go to hell.