SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon salutes former U.N. Ambassador John Boltonon Breitbart News Daily as the first to notice “the diss to Harry Truman” in Obama’s Hiroshima speech, particularly in his complaint that a “moral revolution” should have accompanied the scientific revolution that produced the atomic bomb.
Bolton said there was doubt the worldwide business and diplomatic communities received Obama’s message that the United States did not have the moral high ground over Japan when it bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
“He goes out of his way in the speech to say that mankind has engaged in wars for the entire existence of the species, so that everybody is equally guilty, all of the time, and we should just recognize that, and rise to his level, have that moral revolution. And, as he says, have an entirely different way of thinking about war,” Bolton said. “Well, that is the kind of ethereal, abstract, academic discussion that may warm people’s hearts, but it doesn’t protect the American people. It doesn’t protect our interests around the world.”
“Our media said Obama did not apologize in Hiroshima. It just shows how limited our media is, because they sat there, listening for him to say the words ‘I apologize.’ He didn’t say the words ‘I apologize’ in the entire Apology Tour for seven years,” Bolton pointed out. “I’m pretty sure he’s never actually said that. He’s much more sophisticated. I think the media know that. I think they’re just giving him a pass, as they so often do. But what he does is confess American error. We made this mistake, he said about Hiroshima. Death rained from the sky. As if we were just up there, saying anything we can do to kill people.”
“What we were doing was defending our country, which had been attacked in a completely unprovoked fashion. We were doing it, dropping the atomic bomb in particular, to save American lives. That was Truman’s decision. That was the morality of what he did. Not good enough for Mr. High-Minded Barack Obama,” said Bolton.
“I think we’re going to see more of it, in the six or seven months he’s got left,” he cautioned. “I don’t think this Apology Tour is over. I think, as I said earlier, part of it is an effort to rewrite American history, to go after American exceptionalism – again, without expressly saying that, but with that effect intended.”
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