Be careful with the title of the article for it is misleading. Its actually the Japanese who are demanding the apology. The U.S. does not plan on apologizing, which I don't think we should.
UNLESS, Japan apologizes for Pearl Harbor with the Emperor in Pearl Harbor apologizing for it. Then also apologize for all the Chinese and the other Islanders that they killed or ran their crazy experiments on.
The other thing that almost always gives me an aneurysm is when I hear people say that it wasn't necessary to drop two bombs onto Japan. Most of these individuals seem to conveniently forget history. First, we just got done doing some major island hopping and some pretty intense battles basically on the scale of D-Day for each island. Second, when we finally got close enough to Japan, we bombed them with all the conventional bombs that we had and made an an ultimatum to the Japanese to surrender on July 27 1945. IN THIS WARNING we told them that we have a new weapon of tremendous strength and that we will use it if they don't surrender. When we heard nothing, we decided on August 6th to take action.
Before that event on August 6th and after that event, lead me to my fourth point. Fourth, during the month of July and June the U.S saw a major increase in kamikaze planes. Even during the signing of the surrender, the Emperor of Japan had to issue a decree that there would be no kamikaze plane attacks. This should show how loyal the Japanese were to their cause. Nationalism had truly swept over them and they were saturated with it.
After dropping the first bomb on August 6th, some may say that a second one shouldn't have been dropped. Let's look at that, we waited three days to drop the second and it ONLY TOOK them ONE DAY after the second one to say 'we surrender'. Yes, we could have given them more time than 3 days, but World War 2 was a long brutal war and the fact that they responded so quickly after the second one was dropped seems to show that they weren't totally prepared to surrender after the first one hit the ground. One further thing, after we dropped the first one, we did warn Japan that we had another one that was equally as strong or stronger.
Should we apologize for dropping the Atomic bomb on Japan? If the Japanese apologize for the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor and their other actions I think the U.S should think it over.
Is an apology neccessary?