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To: TalBlack
Absolutely true, but that “Happy Nagasaki day” jibe in the headline is childish.

Not really. It's quite on point - the day should be celebrated at least as prominently as Dec. 7. It caused WWII to come to an end.

18 posted on 08/09/2008 5:17:19 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb
Not really. It's quite on point - the day should be celebrated at least as prominently as Dec. 7. It caused WWII to come to an end.

Do you celebrate Dec 7? Really? How?

27 posted on 08/09/2008 5:37:21 AM PDT by dmz
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To: abb
“Not really. It's quite on point “

Exactly, as an (understandable) reaction to the America haters constant assertion that the bombs were unjustified. I'd probably say it myself if someone pissed me off enough.

One of the first surprises I got as a young adult was that the WWII generation (our parents) were NOT the war-happy yahoos that the Boomers portrayed them to be. As I got into History written at the time of the war and after I was struck at the sadness and horror “of the waste” expressed by the very Americans fighting it.

To be sure, many a man has raised his glass to the bombing that saved his own skin but I doubt too many of them, based upon their own testimony, would have seen anything happy about it.

29 posted on 08/09/2008 5:39:31 AM PDT by TalBlack
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To: abb
I agree with talblack. The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki may have been necessary to save American lives, knock Japan out of the war--with an unconditional surrender, demonstrate our atom bomb capabilities to Stalin, and usher in a period of relative peace known as "the nuclear stalemate” but a celebration of the loss of so many innocent noncombatant Japanese citizens is unseemly.

As compassionate Americans, we don't have to rejoice in the deaths of others and the destruction of their cities to prove to ourselves that we were right. We don't believe in collective punishment of this kind, do we? Moreover, I hope we have not set a terrible precedent that may came back to haunt us.

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37 posted on 08/09/2008 6:31:38 AM PDT by OESY
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