Some people angry Obama spoke to the Iranian president. It's 34 years since Hostage Crisis began. Ford visited Japan 33 after Pearl Harbor.
— Troy Brownfield (@TroyBrownfield) September 27, 2013
I don't seem to recall Iran's leaders and Muslim fundamentalists ever apologizing for the disaster they caused, and even an Iranian filmmaker named Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi has said that current autocrat Rouhani cannot be trusted. Iran is still a totalitarian Islamic autocracy, even under Rouhani, and still building nuclear weapons, so Brownfield's limp apologia is just a lot of BS.
And unlike Iran, Japan democratized themselves post-WW2 and doesn't run itself based exclusively on religion.