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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Advice to the President: say nothing

May 12, 2016

Advice to the President: say nothing

By Ken Weisbrode
Barack Obama is known most of all as a man of words. He is the author of two bestselling books and a meticulous, and sometimes inspiring, orator. His policies, if not always persuasive to a majority of Americans, have the benefit, according to their supporters, at least, of being on “the right side of history.” 
This is why Obama should stay silent during his upcoming visit to Hiroshima. The White House has already said he will not apologize for the terrible bombs his predecessor, Harry Truman, chose to drop there and at Nagasaki. What else can he say besides urging the world never to contemplate doing what his country, with justification, twice did? Obama’s eloquence notwithstanding, that line probably wouldn’t go over well.

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