Friday, August 06, 2010

August 6, 1945 . . .

. . . Hiroshima, Japan

This time of the year, various factions in Japan demand apologies, and certain liberal American factions try to force them. I hold both of these groups in the lowest regard.

So did my father, who was on Guam and was otherwise destined for the land invasion of Japan.

So did my cousin, who was rotting as a slave in Japan after surviving Cabanatuan and the Hell Ships.

The events of Palawan, Laha, Banka Island, Bataan, Parit Sulong, Manila, the Burma Railroad, Pearl Harbor, Nanking, Wake Island, Chichi Jima, Camp O'Donnell, and others too numerous to mention, preclude any apologies - ever.