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A White House press release just came in: Obama wasn't bowing,the Emperor just let him know his shoe was untied.
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A White House press release just came in: Obama wasn't bowing,the Emperor just let him know his shoe was untied.
Riiiigggghht....
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Hope and Change, Bow and Scrape,

Ah, Enlightenment strikes me.

I kept wondering why Obama wouldn't statue or place hand on heart like
regular americans, the answer is obvious, he can't help covering his
sesame seeds in fear when regular americans are around.

He keeps hearing the crowds murmuring "I see someone who needs a swift kick in the balls, don't you"


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Let's Give the president some credit. He knows anything resembling an apology would create such a political firestorm in this Country that he would be looking up at George bush's approval numbers. He's NOT going to say anything PUBLICLY.

We can speculate about his inner beliefs but remember that the man is not stupid. Only dangerous.
I see book smart people do retarded things every day and I am not convinced he's all that book smart, either. One thing he maxes the needle out with is naivete' and you're right, that makes him very dangerous.
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The Japanese have very specific gaps in their memories.
Sad but, true.

As do most of my ex-girlfriends.
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Absolutely.
Oh by the way it's estimated that a few hundred thousand civilians under Japanese rule were dying per month. Seems like using the A-bombs were a pretty good and moral thing.
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I love arguing that point with a lib. You can see the gears in their friggin' gourds lock up and you get a faint whiff of burnt solder.
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I don't agree. It takes major balls to diss the Brits like he did.

You just despise his choice of game plan.
Plan? You mean the dufus actually PLANS on the bizzillion ways he purposefully makes the USA look like a 3rd world country? What's he going to do next? Bow to the emperor like he did the Saudi king?
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Are they gonna appologize for Pearl Harbor???

Love your Chesty Puller avitar there 98.

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Are they gonna appologize for Pearl Harbor???
To this day there has yet to be a Japanese tourist to pay to visit Michigan's Own Military and Space Museum. http://www.michigansmilitarymuseum.com/

The day it snows in Hell, not Hell, Michigan, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell,_Michigan , is the day you will see an apology for Pearl harbor.

The surrender tour continues. Our enemies are thrilled. December 21, 2012, is their magic date. (Forget the movie, the disaster will be caused by a coordinated Terrorist attack all over the country.)
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Depends on what he says at Hiroshima.

Personally I think the whole concept of apologizing / demanding apologies for things that happened multiple generations ago is the height of political insincerity and an exercise in misdirection. Nations are not people. The actual antagonists are dead.

Looking at Iran as one of the hot button issues to be dealt with, Hiroshima would be a great place to make the point that Tehran is playing with fire.
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The day it snows in Hell, not Hell, Michigan, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell,_Michigan , is the day you will see an apology for Pearl harbor.

The surrender tour continues. Our enemies are thrilled. December 21, 2012, is their magic date. (Forget the movie, the disaster will be caused by a coordinated Terrorist attack all over the country.)
They had better avoid getting too thrilled - it will all end for them as well. And we still have a lot of those pesky nukes sitting around.
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Looking at Iran as one of the hot button issues to be dealt with, Hiroshima would be a great place to make the point that Tehran is playing with fire.
Agreed. A great speech could be written about the pain and suffering of the Japanese people because of the hubris of their ruling and military classes during World War II. The A-bombs were the end of a game Japan chose to begin. Likewise, if Iran chooses the same path her people better be aware of the ramifications.

I would then make a million copies of the HBO movie about Hiroshima, which showed the effects on the people of Japan (truly horrific) and I would airdrop those DVDs into Iran so the people know what pain and suffering is wrought from "the bomb."

Finally I would end my lesson with a direct threat to use this horrible weapon on any nation found to be guilty of passing a nuke to a third party terrorist organization or using nukes directly on one of our allies. In short, I would refresh the world's memory of MAD and let it be known we aren't afraid to reciprocate despite how terrible the effects would be.

Sadly, as technology increases and more and more nations get the ability to create them, the likelihood that we'll see a nuke used in anger continues to go up. We can't keep the crazies in check unless we make it very clear we are coming for them.
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Dear Friend,

Thank you for inquiring about the false accusation that I have refused to sing the National Anthem or say the Pledge of Allegiance. I knew when I decided to run for President that I would not be immune from the "anything goes" form of attack politics that has been so prominent in our elections in recent years. And this outrageous charge is just another example of the kind of mean spirited, "shock" politics I will move beyond as President.

I am honored to lead a life of public service, and it is inconceivable that I would ever refuse to say the Pledge or sing the National Anthem. In fact, as a U.S. senator, I am sometimes called upon to preside over the opening of the Senate in the morning, at which time I am proud to lead my colleagues in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, with my right hand over my heart. Anybody who doesn't believe in the Pledge shouldn't be running for President.

Every time I have been elected or reelected to the Illinois Senate and the United States Senate, I have proudly raised my right hand, placed my left hand on the Bible and sworn to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic." And I will be proud to take the Presidential Oath of office on January 20, 2009.

Thank you again for contacting me. Please share this message with anyone you know who has been misled by this baseless and particularly hurtful political attack.

Sincerely,
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