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I appear on MSNBC on Sunday, April 11th at 11 a.m. e.t. With the agreement this week between President Obama and Russian President Medvedev involving nuclear weapons, this is a significant shift in the numbers. It is something we haven't seen in decades. Of course, the GOP is acting like the world is coming to an end. I will talk about it.
Hope you can catch it.
President Obama is in Tokyo. And he has been invited to Hiroshima, the site of the nuclear blast that killed 140,000 on Auigust 6, 1945. He has not accepted the invitation - but he should!
President Obama has talked about a nuclear free world. And he has also talked about the U.S. and its moral responsibility to act because it is the only country to use nuclear weapons. He even received the Nobel Peace Prize based upon his positions.
So, isn't it time for President Obama to visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
And yet, based upon some of our previous decisions, this seems unlikely. In 1995, the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museam, under pressure from 81 members of Congress, rejected an exhibit that simply asked the question about the morality of dropping the bomb. Even as late as 2003, when the Museum had a display of the Enola Gay, they rejected the idea of mentioning that 140,000 were killed at Hiroshima and another 80,000 were killed at Nagasaki. Why?
What are we afraid of?
Even if the President won't apologize, he should at least go to the place the was the ultimate gravesite of 140,000 people. It is the right things to do!
President Obama and the rest of the Security Council have finally boxed Iran into a corner. The Iranians have already invited the UN to look at this nuclear facility in Qom. However, more importantly, it appears that the Russian may agree to sanctions if the Iranians don't come to the table. This leaves the Chinese . . . They do not want to stand alone with the Iranians. This is the power of multilateralism.
I appear on MSNBC tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. to talk about it.