Friday, November 13, 2009
Update on Obama and Hiroshima
We noted a few days ago that Obama had declared that while he would not visit the atomic cities on his current visit to Japan he hoped to do so during his presidency -- no sitting prez has ever done that. Now the Wash Post follows up with a longer piece, and the pressures on Obama as new Nobel Peace Prize winner. Most past winners have indeed visited. Note: I spent a month in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1984. UPDATE: Today in Tokyo, Obama said he would be "honored" to visit the atomic cities--some day.
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