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Does Obama know he’s a prisoner of ‘the logic of fear’?

By Jim Creskey      

I know that some people find it possible to visit Hiroshima and still tolerate the continued production of weapons of mass destruction. I don’t understand how they can do this.

During his visit to Hiroshima on May 27, U.S. President Barack Obama hugs Shigeaki Mori, an atomic bomb survivor who was eight when the bomb exploded on Aug. 6, 1945.
Photograph courtesy of the White House

OTTAWA—Sister Virginia walked up and down the aisles in the packed classroom. Swinging from the waist of her black woollen habit was a large metal crucifix. Sometimes it would clunk against a wooden desktop like an exclamation point at the end of something she had just said. At that moment, she was saying: “Everyone under your desks.” We could hear the sirens blowing from the hook-and-ladder company firehouse a few blocks away. “Should we close the windows, Sister?”

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