President Obama, in Japan, was asked by a reporter during a press conference if he thought the United States dropping of two atom bombs on Japan to end World War II was the right decision.
This launched him into a “non nuclear proliferation” stammer for the ages. The reporter tried to ask the “yes” or “no” question again, but to no avail.
I realize that being in Japan and being asked about the nuking of that country could be an awkward question to answer, but would it kill the guy to defend the U.S. once in a while? Just a “Sometimes unchecked aggression needs to be stopped… aggressively if need be” would have sufficed. I would have even settled for a “If there hadn’t been a Pearl Harbor, there wouldn’t have been a Hiroshima or Nagasaki.”
“Let that be a lesson to those who f#*k with the United States” probably would have been way too much to ask for.
Via Newsbusters, here are a couple of minutes of not so subliminal “please help me, teleprompter!” cries for help:
Frankly, I’d prefer from the US Commander-in-Chief an answer more along the lines of what Gene Hackman’s character provided in Crimson Tide when debating the same issue (for the sake of comparison, imagine that Denzel Washington is playing the role of Obama):