My father served in the USMC and was fought his way across the pacific in WWII. Upon learning that President Obama wanted to apologize to the Japanese for Hiroshima and Nagasaki my first thought was to the millions of Americans who would not be alive today because their fathers would have died in an invasion of the Japanese homeland to bring the war to an end. While the many Japanese who died in the atomic bomb attacks is nothing to celebrate, the result in bringing the war to a quick conclusion is to be celebrated.
No one, not even an American president should ever apologize for saving American lives and bringing a war to a quick end. If the United States had invaded Japan there were estimates of up to one million American casualties. If the high end of casualties had been realized in an invasion, it would have meant that millions of the soon to be born boomers would have never been born. Mr. President, this is one boomer that says no apologies necessary!