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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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To: dirtboy

My dad was Army Air Corps, back from overseas at the time but waiting to be sent out again if it hadn't been for Hiroshima and the Japanese surrender.

I once asked him his opinion on Truman's decision to use the atomic bomb. He said, "If word got out that he had a weapon that could have ended the war and chose not to use it, someone would have killed him."


27 posted on 08/07/2006 6:36:51 AM PDT by joylyn
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To: dirtboy

Japan serves as an example of what a defeated enemy is worth. An undefeated enemy is still an enemy.


68 posted on 08/07/2006 7:22:37 AM PDT by Loud Mime ("Countdown": A documentary about Keith Olbermann's dwindling IQ.....)
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To: dirtboy

Everybody forgets that the Atomic bomb SAVED far more Japanese than were killed because of the ending of the war. Not many people remember that prior to the bomb Tokyo was fire bombed, and more people died in Tokyo (over 100,000) that night than died in Hiroshima or Nakazaki. Had we not dropped the bomb, the Tokyo fire bombing would have repeated itself over every city in Japan, and would probably have caused the near extinction of the Japanese population (the Japanese army was willing to fight to the last Japanese).


77 posted on 08/07/2006 8:34:55 AM PDT by winner3000
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