Skip to comments.Jon Stewart: You know who was a war criminal ? Harry Truman
Posted on 04/29/2009 7:22:04 PM PDT by RobinMasters
Via Goldfarb, the key exchange comes at around 5:50. Hundreds of thousands of lives saved by averting a U.S. invasion of the Japanese home islands, and all this tool can do is point a finger and mumble yes in response to whether Trumans a war criminal or not. Behold the face of mindless anti-torture absolutism. Like what you see?
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I despise this bastard and anyone that admires him.
Unless maybe you consider the revolutionary war which produced the USA.
And don’t forget that the Japs slaughtered 100,000 Filipinos in early 1945 as they were leaving the Phlippines. The moronic Stewart probably knows nothing about the Manila Massacre.
Almost as many people died at Dresden as died from both nukes in Japan. But the left will never admit that.
I believe it could be said that they were “seeking terms”, but our policy was of course, “unconditional surrender”, and this is what they balked at even in the face of annihilation.
umm, it was meant as sarcasm. Pretty obvious sarcasm at that.
What channel is your show on John?
Ohh thats right, Comedy Central.
You got it. And also a staggering level of hypocrisy, considering most of these same people heartily approved of using whatever interrogation methods were necessary when emotions were running high in the months following 9/11/01. But after a few years of pathological Bush/Cheney-hatred nothing else mattered but punishing them. ....even if it meant compromising our national security.
I guarantee you that if a terrorist org ever succeeded in taking out any one of their favorite government Rat nannies these same hypocrites on the left would be calling for methods to be used on the terrorists in question that make waterboarding appear like a pleasure cruise by comparison.
Yeah, let’s gloss over Dr. Veesenmayer’s setting up of puppet regimes in other countries for take over.
By the way, one wonders what would the Soviets have done if World War II had continued after August 1945. Would they have tried to invade Hokkaido from Sakhalin Island, and eventually invade the Tohoku region of Honshu?
It does not matter whether Stewart and liberals like him are aware of all the atrocities committed by the Japanese, communists or whoever. They argue that for us to inflict harm on them would make us no better than them. He showed that liberals are prepared to sacrifice American lives on the altar of their moral beliefs. It’s as if these liberals are stuck in moral adolescence, recalling the admonishment of their parents regarding the local bully that to strike ‘Johnny’ back after he hits you makes you no better than him. Liberalism is indeed a mental disorder.
Yeah, I know. So what?
Maybe you didn’t see the sarcasm in my reply?
Stewart is a moron. If Truman could have ended the war by dropping two bombs, or three bombs, or no bombs, he should have done what was necessary.
(For the record, I personally don't think any of the above acts of war were war crimes).
Correct. They were justified.
Was FDR a war criminal by liberal logic? ...
Well FDR died April 12, 1945...but one month before under FDR...
THE FIREBOMBING Of Japan ..Start March 9 1945
On March 9, 334 B-29s took off from Guam, arriving in Japan under good weather conditions. The planes were stacked up from 4,900 ft. to 9,200 ft. They dropped one 500 pound cluster of fire bombs every 50 feet. The target area was 3 by 5 miles, containing a large industrial complex, however each square mile held over 100,000 civilians. The bombs fell, and within thirty minutes the resulting fires were out of control, driven by 40 mph winds. Tokyo, hit by strings of incendiaries, became a holocaust. Water boiled in the canals after the temperature reached over 1800 degrees F. For three hour the B-29s kept coming. Only a few fighters appeared causing little damage. We lost 14 planes with damage to 42. An official Japanese count reported nearly 84,000 killed, 41,000 injured, and over 250,000 buildings destroyed in this one raid. 16 square miles burned out. The Japanese called the raid "Slaughter bombing". LeMay was driving his crews to exhaustion, as he launched four more raids in the next eight days against Osaka, Kobe, and twice on Nagoya. In only five raids the B-29s wiped out 32 square miles in four major cities. The population of Tokyo dropped to half as panic stricken civilians fled. Washington was finally satisfied that fire bombing was the answer to crushing the Japanese , and sent LeMay a list of 33 additional Industrial targets, and gave the resupply of incendiaries to XXI Bomber Command the highest priority.
The bombing of Kobe was a little different. Napalm bombs were in short supply so 2,355 tons of magnesium thermite bombs were used. The thermite bombs burned with an intensity of 2300 degrees F. Three square miles were incinerated and substantial damage was done to the aircraft plant, dock area, and the Kawasaki shipyards which built submarines. The morale of the Japanese people hit bottom as industries were wiped out, and city populations dropped.
A lot of good people gave their lives so that oxygen wasters like this can procreate. A whole generation of them breeding and producing even more ignorant offspring.
Many who spent time in a Japanese concentration camp, after hearing about the atomic bombs, complained: “Why only two?”