Obama Stumbles Again
- From: jose el fontanero <josefsoplar@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2009 06:52:52 -0800 (PST)
Obama Stumbles Again
November 14, 2009 Posted by John at 6:01 PM
Barack Obama: you can dress him up, but you can't take him out. Every
time he goes abroad, he embarrasses himself and sells out his country.
In Japan today, Obama gave a press conference with Japanese Prime
Minister Hatoyama. He was asked this question, for which he was
And to President Obama, you are a proponent of a nuclear-free world,
and you've stated, first of all, you would like to visit Hiroshima and
Nagasaki while in office. Do you have this desire? And what is your
understanding of the historical meaning of the A-bombing in Hiroshima
and Nagasaki? Do you think that it was the right decision?
To understand how stumbling and ill-prepared Obama's response was, you
really have to watch the video. In the end, the reporter repeats the
question, did the U.S. do the right thing in bombing Hiroshima and
Nagasaki? And Obama refuses to answer:
Here's the key part of the transcript:
.... Now, obviously Japan has unique perspective on the issue of
nuclear weapons as a consequence of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And that
I'm sure helps to motivate the Prime Minister's deep interest in this
issue. I certainly would be honored, it would be meaningful for me to
visit those two cities in the future. I don't have immediate travel
plans, but it's something that would be meaningful to me.
You had one more question, and I'm not sure I remember it. Was it
Q Whether or not you believe that the U.S. dropped a nuclear weapon on
Hiroshima and Nagasaki -- it was right?
PRESIDENT OBAMA: No, there were three sets of questions, right? You
asked about North Korea?
How pathetic. In fact, though, it's probably just as well Obama didn't
say what he really thought. In his speech on nuclear proliferation in
Prague, Obama at least suggested that Truman did the wrong thing by
bringing World War II to a decisive end:
[A]s the only nuclear power to have used a nuclear weapon, the United
States has a moral responsibility to act.
If Barack Obama can't stick up for the country he represents when he
goes overseas, he should stay home.
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