If you haven’t seen the name of Brian Williams in a while, that’s because the disgraced newsman hasn’t had much to do.
Since the exposure of his lies regarding his time overseas, NBC put the former Nightly News host on the shelf, until the dust settled.
Now in his new role on the less-than-respectable MSNBC, Williams still has some ridiculous things to say.
In regards to the atomic bombing of Japan by the US during WWII, he said it was done “in anger.” Woops.
From Western Journalism:
“[T]hat is still the threat that people worry about that this material will fall into the wrong hands,” said Williams. “If people have found the U.S. to be preachy in the years since Hiroshima and Nagasaki about the use of nuclear weapons, it’s because we’re the only nation to have used them in anger.”
“Sometimes, I am amazed that the world has been without these weapons all the years since, but it is a point of great pride by the people who have seen to it,” the MSNBC host added.
So this man, who neither lived through the war, nor was responsible for the lives of Americans at the time, had the gall to say what we did was in anger. He then goes on to commend the rest of the world for not using atomic bombs, as if to say other countries are better than US.
Since when was it Williams’ job to comment on history?
Isn’t he just supposed to report the news?
The act of bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki brought an end to the war. Without those acts, an estimated 500,000 more US lives would have died, and just as many Japanese.
But Williams isn’t the only liberal criticizing our nation’s past.
Obama, during his fruitless trip to Japan, has insulted the United States for the use of those bombs to end the war.
Obama observed that 60 million died during the war in all manner of brutality. “Yet in the image of a mushroom cloud that rose into these skies, we are most starkly reminded of humanity’s core contradiction,” he said. In other words, the United States, by choosing to drop the atomic bombs on Japan, was just as guilty of brutality as Nazi Germany or the Japanese.
He contended the images of those mushroom clouds, which resulted in the deaths of 140,000 in Hiroshima and 70,000 in Nakasaki, bringing an end to World War II, eclipse the images of the 6 million killed by the Nazis in concentration camps and the hundreds of thousands killed, brutalized and raped by the Japanese in nations throughout Asia.
It’s this kind of insulting, revisionist look at history makes liberals enemies of the United States. If you can’t support your nation’s leaders, going out of your way to disgrace the difficult choices past generation made for your freedom, you don’t deserve to lead.
Nor do you deserve to comment on the news, Mr. Williams, on MSNBC or anywhere.
Source: Western Journalism