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Obama to Be First Sitting President to Visit Hiroshima

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WASHINGTON — President Obama will become the first sitting American president to visit Hiroshima, Japan, the White House announced on Tuesday, making a fraught stop this month at the site where the United States used an atomic bomb at the end of World War II.
The visit, hotly debated in the White House for months as the president planned his coming trip to Vietnam and Japan, carries weighty symbolism for Mr. Obama, who is loath to be seen as apologizing for that chapter in American history.

“He will not revisit the decision to use the atomic bomb at the end of World War II,” Benjamin J. Rhodes, his deputy national security adviser for strategic communication, said in a blog post on Medium. “Instead, he will offer a forward-looking vision focused on our shared future.”


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An historic move none the less. His office said he will not revisit the decision to drop the bomb or not but instead use this visit to continue to look to ways to find ways to help stop the spread of nuclear weapons. But none the less its still an historic visit.
 

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An historic move none the less. His office said he will not revisit the decision to drop the bomb or not but instead use this visit to continue to look to ways to find ways to help stop the spread of nuclear weapons. But none the less its still an historic visit. [/FONT][/COLOR]

Obamas hindsight is as bad as his foresight. Who cares what he says? Not much can be done to change what happened. But Obama will parade around like a **** rooster, and spout his usual bull****. Not even newsworthy.
 

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First he goes and sucks Cuba's dick (and got pissed all over for his troubles), and now this kowtowing nonsense.

It's like this mope told his staff to go out and find a bunch of "historic firsts!" he could do before leaving office in order to pad his legacy and now he's off on a whirlwind tour.
 

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Read more @: Obama to Be First Sitting President to Visit Hiroshima

An historic move none the less. His office said he will not revisit the decision to drop the bomb or not but instead use this visit to continue to look to ways to find ways to help stop the spread of nuclear weapons. But none the less its still an historic visit. [/FONT][/COLOR]

I'm really quite surprised honestly to learn that he is the first sitting President to visit the location.
 

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Obamas hindsight is as bad as his foresight. Who cares what he says? Not much can be done to change what happened. But Obama will parade around like a **** rooster, and spout his usual bull****. Not even newsworthy.

As the article pointed out, this isnt about "changing what happened". Its a symbolic move and at the same time used to advance ideas/policies/options to help stop the spread of nuclear weapons...
 

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Want to bet he apologizes?
I'll bet $100.

First he goes and sucks Cuba's dick (and got pissed all over for his troubles), and now this kowtowing nonsense.
He "sucked Cuba's dick"?

It's like this mope told his staff to go out and find a bunch of "historic firsts!" he could do before leaving office in order to pad his legacy and now he's off on a whirlwind tour.
:roll: Yea! How dare he do historic things!
 

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Obamas hindsight is as bad as his foresight. Who cares what he says? Not much can be done to change what happened. But Obama will parade around like a **** rooster, and spout his usual bull****. Not even newsworthy.

Who cares what he says? Try 75% of the world.

And of course Obama can not change the past, but that is a terrible criticism. You could make the same argument about visiting a Holocaust museum or the Berlin wall or Normandy or ANY location where a historical event took place.
 

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Who cares what he says? Try 75% of the world.

And of course Obama can not change the past, but that is a terrible criticism. You could make the same argument about visiting a Holocaust museum or the Berlin wall or Normandy or ANY location where a historical event took place.

75% of the world laugh at what he says.
 

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Commemorating the actions of his murderous Democratic predecessor.

Commemorating the actions of his American predecessor.
 

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First he goes and sucks Cuba's dick (and got pissed all over for his troubles), and now this kowtowing nonsense.

It's like this mope told his staff to go out and find a bunch of "historic firsts!" he could do before leaving office in order to pad his legacy and now he's off on a whirlwind tour.

You mean he is acting like every President in the twilight of their second term? Shocking.

As for Cuba, that'll go down as another positive legacy moment for Obama.
 

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When you have no real accomplishments, all you can do is be the first president to visit ______. But in the end it is just another big-- Who cares? Soon enough he will be the first former president to visit _____.
 

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He "sucked Cuba's dick"?

Metaphorically at least, though it wouldn't surprise me to learn that he went down on every man in the entire nation while he was there.

:roll: Yea! How dare he do historic things!

I don't think there's anything wrong with doing things that become historic.

But to create an "Historic Things" bucket list and then rush out all of a sudden and do them during the waning months of your presidency, in order to pad what can only objectively be called a dismal foreign policy record otherwise, is cheap pandering that would only appeal to the shallow sort of idiot who is taken in by insubstantial pandering and other window dressing type policy.

I would hardly be surprised to see images next week of Obama floating around on an iceberg petting penguins just so he can claim to be the the "first sitting president to ever visit Antarctica!!!!!!"

Whatevs though, the long nightmare will be over soon.
 

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You mean he is acting like every President in the twilight of their second term? Shocking.

As for Cuba, that'll go down as another positive legacy moment for Obama.

Oh, look, fanboiz gonna fanboi.

Yawnz.
 

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Metaphorically at least, though it wouldn't surprise me to learn that he went down on every man in the entire nation while he was there.
Hmmm.. Im guessing you mean reestablishing diplomatic relations is "sucking Cuba's dick" :roll:

I don't think there's anything wrong with doing things that become historic.
Except your last comment seems to imply that you do...

But to create an "Historic Things" bucket list and then rush out all of a sudden and do them during the waning months of your presidency,
There was a "bucket list"? I mean the "historic things" seem to be reestablishing relations with Cuba and visiting a Japanese city, Hiroshima... How outrageous! :roll:

in order to pad what can only objectively be called a dismal foreign policy record otherwise, is cheap pandering that would only appeal to the shallow sort of idiot who is taken in by insubstantial pandering and other window dressing type policy.
Oh yes. I one day visit to Hiroshima is going to distract everyone! :roll: It only appeals to idiots! If this is true, then why are you so upset over it?


Whatevs though, the long nightmare will be over soon.
Your the one who seems to be very upset.... Doesnt seem to be a "whatev" kinda issue for you. Metaphors of sucking dick and theories of "pading a failed foreign policy"
 

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Commemorating the actions of his murderous Democratic predecessor.

And you would have preferred a land invasion of the Japan home islands? Are you aware of Okinawa. and what transpired? Thousands of Japanese took there own lives to avoid the American devils, imagine what would have taken place if the Allies would have had to slog there way thru the home islands. Japan is over it, take a leaf from there book.
 

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Your the one who seems to be very upset.... Doesnt seem to be a "whatev" kinda issue for you. Metaphors of sucking dick and theories of "pading a failed foreign policy"

"Very upset" is probably the wrong way of looking at it.

I think it's an example of a lousy president being a lousy president.

I think it's just more gratuitous nonsense from a man who is all style and very little substance, and certainly very, very little successful substance.

But "very upset"?

Not really.

The man sucks at the job he was elected to do, he'll soon be out of that job, we can see the light at the end of the tunnel, and though I'm not thrilled about the damage he's done I'm gratified that he will soon be out of the position to do any further damage.

So, yeah, whatevs, he's running around like an asshat for the purpose of photo ops which is trite and self aggrandizing but at least he's not returning billions of dollars to Iran or snatching defeat from the jaws of victory and creating another ISIS.

His recent activities are shamless, but hardly damaging in the ways that past foreign policy blunders have been damaging.
 

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Oh, look, haters gonna hate.

*Drops the Mic*

LOL

Are you dropping a mic or are you dropping Obama's ....

Oh, never mind.

But you do have a little on your chin.

;)
 

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"Very upset" is probably the wrong way of looking at it.

I think it's an example of a lousy president being a lousy president.

I think it's just more gratuitous nonsense from a man who is all style and very little substance, and certainly very, very little successful substance.

But "very upset"?

Not really.

The man sucks at the job he was elected to do, he'll soon be out of that job, we can see the light at the end of the tunnel, and though I'm not thrilled about the damage he's done I'm gratified that he will soon be out of the position to do any further damage.

So, yeah, whatevs, he's running around like an asshat for the purpose of photo ops which is trite and self aggrandizing but at least he's not returning billions of dollars to Iran or snatching defeat from the jaws of victory and creating another ISIS.
I just think you getting upset about him visiting Hiroshima as a symbolic activity and as well meet with Japanese leaders and discuss ways to stop the spread of nuclear activity is pretty silly. I think you would know and understand that much of what a President, and any leader of any country does on foreign visits is not only a way to espouse diplomacy between countries but also some of what they do in actions is symbolic... Any president and essentially and foreign leaders takes such actions of symbolic activity. If anything I think this is essentially just petty partisan criticism of, "Damn you Obama! You suck!".

His recent activities are shamless, but hardly damaging in the ways that past foreign policy blunders have been damaging.
What "recent activities"? Care to give any substance?
 

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Obama should visit Baghdad. That would at least be a place where he could see the fruits of his labor.
 

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An historic move none the less. His office said he will not revisit the decision to drop the bomb or not but instead use this visit to continue to look to ways to find ways to help stop the spread of nuclear weapons. But none the less its still an historic visit. [/FONT][/COLOR]

As long as he doesn't indicate it was wrong to use the bomb, it's fine by me.
 

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