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Globe Columnist: Shamed by Hiroshima, America Was Awaiting 9/11 Payback
Boston Globe/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 08/07/2006 6:22:41 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

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1 posted on 08/07/2006 6:22:44 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; YaYa123; MEG33; ...

Boston Globe/NewsBusters Oedipal-projection ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 08/07/2006 6:23:29 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
What-what-what?
3 posted on 08/07/2006 6:24:16 AM PDT by RichInOC (Stupidity is its own punishment...but too much of the press thinks they're exempt.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
This may seem like airy theorizing...

No. It seems like rantings from someone who hates western civilization.

4 posted on 08/07/2006 6:25:09 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy ( “I'm the Emperor, and I want dumplings!” (German: Ich bin der Kaiser und will Knödel.))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

You start a war: We finish a war.

Idiots.


5 posted on 08/07/2006 6:25:15 AM PDT by bannie (HILLARY: Not all perversions are sexual.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

WTF!?


6 posted on 08/07/2006 6:26:00 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (A few clever bones tossed on gay unions, flag burning & Iraq still don't absolve GWB over BORDERS)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Because of shame over their sins of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

No sin, but rather dire necessity. Otherwise we'ld still be fighting Japan.

7 posted on 08/07/2006 6:26:35 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I feel no shame.


8 posted on 08/07/2006 6:27:11 AM PDT by Americanexpat (A strong democracy through citizen oversight.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

God bless Truman for nuking Japan.


9 posted on 08/07/2006 6:27:11 AM PDT by Vaquero (time again for the Crusades.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Unconsciously ashamed of our own action in using the bomb

What a tool. My grandfather's ship was kamikazied during the Battle of Okinawa. He had hundreds of his shipmates die. And this unmitigated idiot has the gall to believe that anyone with a brain feels any shame about dropping the bomb to end the war? The bomb saved millions of American AND Japanese lives by bringing the war to an end without the need to invade the home islands.

Of course, this jerk also probably thinks a cease-fire in Lebanon would lead to peace and few lives lost. Stupid is, if anything, consistent.

10 posted on 08/07/2006 6:27:48 AM PDT by dirtboy (Why does Israel take border security seriously but we do not, when Islamists wish us both harm?)
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What can you say?

It's August, and do I detect the rumblings of another 'let's debate Hiroshima and Nagasaki' thread continuing on to 400 posts, here on FR, one of our annual summer rites of passage.

11 posted on 08/07/2006 6:27:59 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (A few clever bones tossed on gay unions, flag burning & Iraq still don't absolve GWB over BORDERS)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Reading Carroll's bio, one senses it is the author, rather than Americans in general, who have 'subiminal,' 'unconscious' issues to resolve

I'm going to go with that since I don't have any unresolved issues over Hiroshima seeing as it was the right thing to do.

12 posted on 08/07/2006 6:28:13 AM PDT by Bahbah (Yalla ya, Nasrallah, we'll send you off to Allah.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Could Carroll's column be a classic bit of projection of his own Oedipal issues?

Every single one of Carroll's columns is just like this.

Without question, he is the biggest pussy in New England.

13 posted on 08/07/2006 6:28:57 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What a frickin' idiot!


14 posted on 08/07/2006 6:29:02 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"Thus, what I am calling the Nagasaki principle consists in momentum, which obfuscates responsibility before the fact, and denial, which prevents a necessary moral reckoning afterward.

Airy theorism? Is it even a sentence?

15 posted on 08/07/2006 6:29:24 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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The only thing 'unresolved' about September 11th is that it was more or less a by-product of eight years of Clinton, steeped in abject lack of national preparation and flavored with American moral decay widely detested around the Islamic world, combined with external subjective global impressions of our incontrovertible weakness (again due to Clinton) which set in wheels the actions of the 19 hijackers and those who issued the orders.


16 posted on 08/07/2006 6:31:23 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (A few clever bones tossed on gay unions, flag burning & Iraq still don't absolve GWB over BORDERS)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Just for the record, this American is not ashamed, and remembers feeling quite proud as a kid that we had decisively put an end to the Japanese threat.

I also remember "Unconditional Surrender"

Don't care if he was a democrat, Truman knew what he was doing>


17 posted on 08/07/2006 6:31:25 AM PDT by From many - one.
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Only guilt ridden liberals feel/felt this way.

And as all liberals do, they project their own distorted feelings and reasoning on to others.

It was a damn shame that we had to drop the bomb. But the responsibility lies with Japan. For me, sadness for the innocents does not translate into guilt.

I finally figured out why liberals have such an affinity for arab terrorists. You know how they march in the street whipping themselves bloody with chains? That's what libs do to themselves emotionally, and wish they had the nerve to do physically.


18 posted on 08/07/2006 6:31:32 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s...you weren't really there.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

PEARL HARBOR was our invitation. Any logic beyond that is skewered.


19 posted on 08/07/2006 6:32:29 AM PDT by bannie (HILLARY: Not all perversions are sexual.)
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""Thus, what I am calling the Nagasaki principle consists in momentum, which obfuscates responsibility before the fact, and denial, which prevents a necessary moral reckoning afterward."

I'd feel guiltier if I could figure out what this meant.


20 posted on 08/07/2006 6:33:08 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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