Sunday, May 22, 2016

Obama and Hiroshima

In a world where tensions between nations like the United States and Russia seems to be on the rise it is more important than ever to maintain other international relationships. While the news may often lead one to believe the world is falling apart this article seemed to stress a more positive future. President Obama is paying a visit, the first one by a US President, to the site of the bombing of Hiroshima. This would seem to inspire hope for a brighter future. If not for Obama's following statement, one that seemed very much like a warning:

"I thought it was a good time for me to reflect on the nature of war. Part of my goal is to recognize that innocent people caught in war can suffer tremendously"

Perhaps this is something the Obama administration hopes the new President will keep in mind in the coming years. With the list of candidates America has amassed, frankly, I don't blame him.

McKenzie Parlatore

No comments: