Skip to comments.Bush: US should have bombed Auschwitz
Posted on 01/11/2008 10:05:46 AM PST by starlifter
JERUSALEM - President Bush had tears in his eyes during an hour-long tour of Israel's Holocaust memorial Friday and told Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that the U.S. should have bombed Auschwitz to halt the killing, the memorial's chairman said.
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I think people around W should keep their mouths shut .
It’s an difficult moral choice. You kill the people there with the bombs but shut down the gas chamber.
I totally agree with you.
“I think people around W should keep their mouths shut .”
I think Bush should stop arming the Palestinians who want to start their own little Auschwitz on the Mediterranean.
“Its an difficult moral choice. You kill the people there with the bombs but shut down the gas chamber.”
They could have just bombed the rail lines, even.
They didn’t because the trains bringing Jews to their deaths weren’t carrying ammo to the front.
‘You kill the people there with the bombs but shut down the gas chamber.”
Not if you bomb the gas chamber alone. Not to mention the german controlled areas. Of course we didnt have that level of precision at that time but the only purpose of this story is to make Bush look bad.
Ask these folks....http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1951975/posts
Clinton would have apologized for not arguing more forcefully that it should have been bombed, expressing regret that his advice was not taken.
Will he cry and say the US should have bombed the terrorist states that surround Israel?
A typical WW II bomber might be able to hit the camp, maybe. I doubt that would do much more than delay the Germans by a couple of days and keep a bomber from hitting targets that would end the war faster.
If I were an Army Air Corps general at the time, I would have had a very tough time not bombing the camp, but the only way to stop the killing was to conquer Germany, thus every mission had to be to that end.
Forget about Auschwitz..it’s yesterdays history.
Care about stopping future killing of Jews.... bomb Iran instead.
There is nothing wrong with the comments he made. It was heartfelt and right. I just wish he’d not only talk the talk but walk the walk, and stop the Islamic Nazis of today.
Actually, it would have probably been more humane in the long run if some of the prisoners were killed by bombs along with the destruction of the camps. At least they would not have had to suffer the long, agonizing torture of starvation, humiliation and cruelty. Auschwitz brings up the reminder of the story about he rabbis who put "God on trial." It supposedly occurred just before the liberation of the camp in which they debated for days about His existence and tried to convinced themselves that He couldn't exist with so much experience of hell around them. However, each day ended in the call for evening prayer and (I think I'm getting this right) on the seventh day they finally heard news about the allies (Russians) breaking through the German lines. They were all rescued a couple of weeks later.
Uh...I would say he's killed thousands more Islamofascists than anyone in history.
Read this thread http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1951975/posts
The Allies were aware of Auschwitz since 1940 earliest, and since 1942 largely aware of the Holocaust. Polish refugees and allied intelligence gave enough information.
The US made aerial photos of whole Auschwitz in 1944, and even bombed Auschwitz III (Monowitz), the Industrial slave labor complex of the camp.
Since 1944 it was possible to reach the camp and bomb the gas chambers and railways... plus the SS Barracks.
There were RUMORS of such camps, But not until June 44 did evidence begin to mount of thier actual existence.
But there were SO MANY rumors of atrocities coming out, that it got lumped in with all the rest.
And the previous poster was right. The PRIORITY was destroying Germanies ability to make war, not wasting American lives and Machines on a fool’s errand in a HEAVILY defended area.
(Think the Peolesti Raids, and thier cost)
The idea is consistent with Bush’s WOT strategy: destroying the camps, whether it is a torture and killing camp or a camp where terrorists train to torture and kill.