I give you Operation: Downfall...
Thank you for the Sherman post.
Good lord the idea of behaving more nicely in the time of all-out war in order to bring about a more gentle and considerate conclusion...what a bloody fff’ing crock.
Just this morning I was reading a review about a bio of the physicist Robert Oppenheimer, a major figure in the development of the A-bomb, a one-time Communist (as if you can ever leave the Party) and perpetual darling of the left.
The review recounted how the peerless “Oppy,” prior to his security clearances being aptly yanked, visited President Truman at the White House and pulled his usual whining, self-glorifying, oh-for-the-love-of-creation humanitarian act, straining mightily to impress upon Truman his deep misgivings about the Bomb.
Truman had him shown out and reportedly said, “I don’t ever want to see that son-of-a-bitch in this office again.”
From the present vantage Truman has much more in common with the Tea Party than with anything whatsoever about the Democrat Party.
Bataan, Saipan, Peleliu, Okinawa and Iwo Jima were all good justification for dropping nuclear weapons.