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Japanese First Lady Prays, Lays Flowers at Pearl Harbor

Japanese First Lady Prays, Lays Flowers at Pearl Harbor

While her husband was entertaining an audience in Brazil dressed as the video game character Super Mario, Japanese First Lady Akie Abe was paying respects to the American soldiers killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

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Fidel Castro Celebrates 90th Birthday with Rant Against Obama

A letter allegedly penned by retired Cuban dictator Fidel Castro in state propaganda outlet Granma uses the occasion of his 90th birthday to condemn President Barack Obama for not properly apologizing to Japan for the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II.

US President Barack Obama hugs Shigeaki Mori (front), a survivor of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, during a visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on May 27, 2016. Obama on May 27 paid moving tribute to victims of the world's first nuclear attack. / AFP / JIM WATSON …

Bolton Blasts Obama’s Apology Tour: We Weren’t Just Killing People in Hiroshima, ‘We Were Defending Our Country’

President Obama “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,” John Bolton said.

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Brian Williams: America Bombed Japan ‘in Anger’

Friday on MSNBC, anchor Brian Williams remembered the bombing of Japan as the United States bombing “in anger.” “If people have found the U.S. to be preachy in the years since Hiroshima and Nagasaki about the use of weapons because

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Obama’s Hiroshima Visit: Fishing for a Legacy

Nearly seventy-one years after the American atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, President Obama is the first sitting president ever to visit either of those two cities.

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Japanese PM Lambasts Obama for Murder of Citizen by U.S. Marine

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed “profound resentment” and noted that he has “firmly lodged a protest” as he made the unusual move of publicly lecturing President Barack Obama for the murder of an Okinawa resident by a former U.S. Marine.

A member of the US Army looks on after placing American flags at graves at Arlington National Cemetery May 26, 2016 in Arlington, Virginia in preparation for Memorial Day. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

The Church of Arlington National Cemetery

There’s not a lot of talking at Arlington. Even chatterboxes find themselves hushed by the endless rows of white headstones, solemn signposts of heroism, sacrifice, and duty. Yet still, Arlington speaks to me. It is there, for example, that I learned about both justice and the rule of law.

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War Crimes of Imperial Japan: A Lesson In Moral Equivalence for Mr. Obama

In his speech referencing “evil” at Hiroshima today, President Obama somehow forgot to mention the evils perpetrated by Imperial Japan or the unspeakable suffering it inflicted upon POWs and civilians who fell into its clutches. Let’s correct that oversight, to help the President understand why moral equivalence is the dim refuge of lazy minds, and equating American troops with the Axis forces they defeated is an outrage.

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If You Don’t Want To Get Nuked Don’t Bomb Pearl Harbor

President Obama has kowtowed to the Japanese and Western liberals by promising at the site of the Hiroshima nuclear bomb “we shall not repeat the evil.” People who agree with this sentiment ought to do two things. First they should

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Congress Must Censure President Obama over Hiroshima Speech

President Barack Obama told the world on Friday in Hiroshima that the American decision to drop nuclear bombs on Japan arose from humanity’s worst instincts, including “nationalist fervor or religious zeal.”

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Obama to Hiroshima: No Offense to World War Two Vets, Says Rhodes

President Barack Obama’s visit to Hiroshima should not be seen as an affront to the civilians and troops — in that order — who fought the Second World War, according to White House Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications & Speechwriting Ben Rhodes.

From left, Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Britain's Foreign Minister Philip Hammond carry wreath to offer at the cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan Monday, April 11, 2016. (Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

Hiroshima and the Nuclear ‘Apology’

Secretary of State John Kerry described his visit to Hiroshima on Monday as “gut-wrenching.” After laying a wreath at the Atomic Bomb Museum, he called it “a stark, harsh, compelling reminder not only of our obligation to end the threat of nuclear weapons, but to re-dedicate all our effort to avoid war itself.”

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A 390-Year-Old Bonsai Tree Survived an Atomic Bomb, and No One Knew Until 2001

Moses Weisberg was walking his bicycle through the National Arboretum in Northeast Washington when he stopped at a mushroom-shaped tree. The first thing he noticed was the thickness of the trunk, estimated at almost a foot and a half in diameter. And then there was the abundance of spindly leaves, a healthy head of hair for a botanical relic 390 years old.