Apart from Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in 2008, Barack Obama is the only world leader to have visited Hiroshima, the first city to have experienced the devastation of an atomic bomb. Obviously the topics of World War II and the Bomb were far too sensitive for most Westen politicians to confront.
Yet Obama's speech there was a rhetorical triumph. He managed to speak eloquently about the most controversial decision ever made by an American president without uttering a word of apology or even of self-defence. How did he do it? Read below....
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