Skip to comments.Jon Stewart: Truman's a War Criminal for Bombing Hiroshima
Posted on 04/30/2009 4:37:54 PM PDT by chessplayer
Although historians have debated the issue for decades, Jon Stewart has no question about this controversial matter: former President Harry S. Truman is a war criminal for dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945.
Eisenhower probably also ought to be posthumously condemned as a war criminal. After all, he invaded Europe. In fact, we should indict all the soldiers who fought in WWII.
Put this ahole in a landing craft then, about to wade ashore onto the Japanese mainland. I’d bet he’d change his mind.
Note to John Stewart, Truman was a Democrat.
FDR killed more peace loving germans and japanese than truman did!
That's a bold-faced lie. (in boldface formatting)
And that Patton dude — when he said “you shouldn’t die for your country, you should make that other b@stard die for his!”
I mean, there you have it — a war criminal.
The jon stewards of the world today would speaking German or Japanese if not for Truman, W. Churchill, Ike, Patton, et. seq.
Another reason for me to despise Jon Lebowitz!
Just another left-wing robot zombie. What these lefties will never acknowledge is that the bombs saved lives. No, not just the lives of many American GI’s who would have died in a bloody invasion of the Home Islands. No, the bombs saved JAPANESE lives, and probably MILLIONS OF THEM. If robot zombie Stewart could read, he should read Richard Frank’s “Downfall.” Frank makes it pretty clear that the continuation of the war by only a few months was likely to result in mass starvation during the winter of 1945-46 for the ENTIRE Japanese population, and that millions of them would have died. Our bombing, mining and blockade strategies had virtually wiped out all Japanese economic infrastructure. Not only did they not have enough food, they had no means of distributing it to their people. A people who had already existed for the better part of a year on starvation rations.
And no, the Japanese WERE NOT “trying to surrender” at the time the bombs were dropped. Frank published the texts of the Japanese cables to the USSR seeking mediation and it’s very clear that they intended to fight on. Considering that we were reading these cables, Truman knew perfectly well that the Japanese intended to fight on.
The bombs saved Japanese lives. Stewart is ignorant of history, or is just plain ignorant.
Don't mean to be argumentative as I believe your heart is in the right place on this subject. However, are you sure you want to characterize WWII era Germans and Japanese, even though perhaps civilians, as peace loving? From what I have read, both populations seem to have bought into the notion of racial superiority and world domination pretty good.
According to Bob Dickle on Hannity last night. FDR beat both the Germans and the Japs in WWII
This is supposed to be comedy - however what passes as comedy with the libtards (Bush is a stupid chimp. hahahahahaha), and this show is also talking points from DU, Kossacks, and Huffpo. However, remember the Enola Gay exhibit at the Smithsonian? The museum practically apologized for it, calling it a racist act by the evil America bully.
Maybe this is the problem with the all-volunteer military. Sure it is effective, but asshats like Lebowitz will never be involved in defending their country and can snipe like this from the safety of a TV studio.
There are so many in surplus that combat units in Iraq and Afghanistan are able to keep Purple Hearts on-hand for immediate award to wounded soldiers on the field
I am sure it was all done but the paperwork when FDR passed on.
And what Jon Stewart says is significant why?
With this kind of idiotic logic, ANYONE who participates in ANY war, ESPECIALLY the winners, should be tried as war criminals.
Wait ‘til it comes to YOUR house, jon. (and like minded morons)
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.