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Jon Stewart: Trumanís a War Criminal for Bombing Hiroshima
Daily Show ^ | April 30, 2009

Posted on 04/30/2009 8:43:38 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

"Here's what I think of the atom bombs. I think if you dropped an atom bomb fifteen miles offshore and you said, "The next one's coming and hitting you," then I would think it's okay. To drop it on a city, and kill a hundred thousand people. Yeah. I think that's criminal."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: jonathanleibowitz; jonstewart; presidents; truman; warcrimes
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To: ltc8k6

A neighbor of mine who was a NUC engineer took me and my brother (we were kids) through one of the plants at Oak Ridge that was responsible for enrichment. It had long been closed but all power still remained. He advised us not to get the urge to go swimming once inside. :^)


41 posted on 04/30/2009 9:42:29 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is the Jon Stewart whose audience last year was asked:

“Who controls the US Congress......

A) The Democrats?
B) The Republicans?

Only 46% selected “A”

If you had some left over mice from psych lab and gave them a choice, 50% would have gotten it right.

Which goes to show you that Stewart’s audience is literally dumber than a box of mice.


42 posted on 04/30/2009 9:45:05 PM PDT by cookcounty (Late-term abortion advocate Barack Obama preaching about torture. How stupid can you get?)
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To: Red Steel

There was also a plan to use atomic bombs to blow breeches in Jap defensive lines during the invasion and pour allied troops through the holes. God only knows how many thousands would have died or become casualties of radiation poisoning.


43 posted on 04/30/2009 9:48:50 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We had TWO nukes and dumbass there thinks wasting one would have been a wise decision.

Jon, we had to drop two BECAUSE THE FIRST ONE THAT KILLED A HUNDRED THOUSAND PEOPLE DIDN’T CONVINCE THEM. Gosh people can be so thick headed.

Of course if Jon Stewart had been alive back then and had spent the better part of four years rooting the Japs out of every rat hole in the Pacific, he probably would have thougth a nuke or two would have been a grand idea.


44 posted on 04/30/2009 9:51:57 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Sprechen sie Austrian?)
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To: dvwjr

I wouldn’t doubt a third bomb at all. I haven’t come across it in autobiographies of Presidents and probably never will.


45 posted on 04/30/2009 9:51:59 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: dvwjr

I find is amazing that we had so much fissionable material in 1945. How did we get so far ahead of the Germans?


46 posted on 04/30/2009 9:52:32 PM PDT by ResponseAbility (Government tends to never fix the problems it creates in the first place)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Earth to Jon: And even AFTER they bombed an actual city and killed all those people, the Japanese still didn’t surrender.

I know this is a difficult concept for you to get, Jon, but I will try ... you see, President Truman believed that as Commander in Chief of the U.S. military his first priority was to protect American servicemen.

I realize that concept has fallen out of style lately, but leaders used to put their people first instead of assorted ash and trash from around the world.


47 posted on 04/30/2009 9:55:48 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their government funding!)
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To: ResponseAbility

We kidnapped them from SA.


48 posted on 04/30/2009 9:57:51 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What a bitch. And I mean that sincerely. Yes, I know he’s a “man”.


49 posted on 04/30/2009 9:59:21 PM PDT by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: eyedigress

You are talking about the German scientists, correct?

Considering how long it is taking Iran to gather fissionable material, we must have had huge facilities with maybe a million centrifuges all in the belief that nuclear weapons would work as theorized.


50 posted on 04/30/2009 10:02:26 PM PDT by ResponseAbility (Government tends to never fix the problems it creates in the first place)
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To: ResponseAbility
The scientists that were captured were in effect exiled to complete a master plan. They were captured and put to work to defeat that plan. They were the best, and had first hand knowledge we needed.

Jon is a dumbass that doesn't see any of this. (just to keep the thread from bounding away).

51 posted on 04/30/2009 10:11:31 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Free ThinkerNY

with a statement like that, why is anyone still paying attention to anything he says? he has obviously proved himself retarded beyond any shadow of a doubt. Why even bother posting this idiocy?


52 posted on 04/30/2009 10:22:39 PM PDT by wafflehouse (RE-ELECT NO ONE !)
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To: eyedigress

From my limited knowledge of the subject, most of the scientists were glad to work for us while we had a spy that was giving this knowledge to the Soviets.


53 posted on 04/30/2009 10:28:40 PM PDT by ResponseAbility (Government tends to never fix the problems it creates in the first place)
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To: ResponseAbility
we didnt use centrifuges. we used Uranium Hexafluoride gas diffusion
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isotope_separation#Diffusion
54 posted on 04/30/2009 10:33:01 PM PDT by wafflehouse (RE-ELECT NO ONE !)
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To: ResponseAbility

We didn’t mistreat them and the Soviets would have been given some information as to agreements to leave each other alone. Ideology of Governments at the time were wide yet agreeable that Hitler had to go.


55 posted on 04/30/2009 10:35:18 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: wafflehouse

Ah, that looks to be even more expensive and space consuming than centrifuges. I doubt America will ever be so forward thinking and self sufficient again.


56 posted on 04/30/2009 11:22:45 PM PDT by ResponseAbility (Government tends to never fix the problems it creates in the first place)
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To: Sherman Logan
"400 plane bombing raid killing 100,000+, just fine. 1 plane bombing raid killing 70,000+, evil war crime."

You hit the nail on the head. There is no moral difference between a hand grenade and an H-Bomb. Thinking that there is, only leads to ridiculous conclusions such as Stewart's....

57 posted on 04/30/2009 11:34:57 PM PDT by csense
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To: Free ThinkerNY

messianic liberals always think that everything that came before them is the moral pejorative

it’s arrogant


58 posted on 04/30/2009 11:37:04 PM PDT by wardaddy (You will not destroy our country without a fight replete with horror your naive ass cannot imagine)
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To: WKUHilltopper

I recall Jon Stewart getting wobbly kneed over the first 1,000 casualties suffered in Iraq. I think this buffoon fails to realize that we lost about 14,000 men in taking Iwo Jima and Guadalcanal alone. About 12,000 in Iwo Jima.

The man clearly has no historical perspective. These weaklings are so afraid of “war crimes” that they’d intentionally kill US servicemen to ease their little consciences. Sorry, John. Leaders in war ultimately act for the good of their nations—not to sleep better at night, Stew.


59 posted on 04/30/2009 11:37:56 PM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: Trod Upon
We had only two bombs and the next one was a long way off. They weren’t 100% sure that both of them would work.

That's 100% true. The Hiroshima bomb was a uranium bomb, while the Nagasaki bomb was a plutonium bomb. The scientists and engineers were pretty sure that both would work, but they couldn't test both types of bombs. They just didn't have enough of the fissible material. So they had to hope they would both work.

Calling Jon Stewart an idiot is an insult to idiots the world over.

Mark

60 posted on 05/01/2009 3:29:34 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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