During President Obama’s first term, there were reports that he considered apologizing to Japan for the U.S. decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima during World War II. The White House denied it.
On Friday, however, Mr. Obama will visit Hiroshima, becoming the first sitting president to tour the bombing site. And while the White House still says he will not apologize, he doesn’t really need to. He’s done enough apologizing over the past nearly eight years to cover a multitude of U.S. “sins.”
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