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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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1 posted on 04/30/2009 8:43:38 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Another punk, spoiled brat wishing that German or Japanese was the national language. College sure can screw some people up in the head.


2 posted on 04/30/2009 8:45:43 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (http://finance.yahoo.com/news/INSIDE-WASHINGTON-Rude-apf-15091434.html/print)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Finish the statement Jon...”but, it was perfectly reasonable for them to bomb Pearl Hardbor, and kill thousands of Americans...”

:(


3 posted on 04/30/2009 8:46:26 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Dear Jon, I wish your father or grandfather would have been one of the poor soldiers who would have had to invade Japan if Truman had not dropped the bomb on them. They say that we probably would have lost at least 50,000 men.

Chances are, we would not have had to hear your whining.

4 posted on 04/30/2009 8:47:08 PM PDT by Nachum (the complete list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So easy to say, sitting in comfort and safety 60+ years later. What a self-centered idiot.


5 posted on 04/30/2009 8:47:45 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Jon Stewart is a first class idiot.


6 posted on 04/30/2009 8:47:58 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Dropping that bomb saved millions of Japanese lives.


7 posted on 04/30/2009 8:48:13 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (Somebody stole my tagline)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Jon Leibowitz is a jackass of the highest magnitude.


8 posted on 04/30/2009 8:50:17 PM PDT by frogjerk (NO TAXATION FOR REAMORTIZATION!)
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To: P-Marlowe

Good Point.


9 posted on 04/30/2009 8:51:09 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Free ThinkerNY
this maybe a "jump the shark" moment for this (cr@p) show.

10 posted on 04/30/2009 8:52:24 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (just b/c you're paranoid, doesn't mean "they" aren't out to get you.. :^)
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To: lilylangtree

These fools have no idea what a real war is all about—I mean a real war where we, the spoiled USA, could Lose and become a slave nation to another power. Just wait they the US loses the next one to China or some other nation and they see US rights tossed away and their children in Chinese slave-factories. They would change their tune.


11 posted on 04/30/2009 8:52:32 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Why are “comedians” political opinions taken seriously enough to get us all excited?

Ignore them!

12 posted on 04/30/2009 8:52:37 PM PDT by G Larry (Obama's plan = "STEALING FROM THOSE WHO CREATE THE JOBS!")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Lol...Who or What would actually watch a show like that?


13 posted on 04/30/2009 8:53:02 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: eyedigress

He doesn’t know much about anything, including history.
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.
Truman had no choice, but to end the loss of life on both sides.


14 posted on 04/30/2009 8:54:23 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Ah the great leader of our MSM speaks... Our MSM has become the Jon Stewart media... twisted, perverted and on the downhill slide.
15 posted on 04/30/2009 8:55:29 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Bama and Company are reenacting the Pharaoh as told by Moses in Genesis!!!!!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“College sure can screw some people up in the head.”

And how!!! Probably “educated” by some screwball professor angry because the quick end of the war prevented Stalin from invading and occupying a big chunk of Japan.


16 posted on 04/30/2009 8:56:16 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: skinkinthegrass

The irony is the pic on the left embraces their enemy. The enemy on the right throws you in a gas chamber.


17 posted on 04/30/2009 8:57:38 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: P-Marlowe
And the estimated US casualties taking Japan would have been staggering. What an idiot statement by Stewart.

"The invasion of Japan was to be no easy military undertaking and casualties were to be extremely heavy. Admiral William Leahy estimated that there would be over 250,000 Americans killed or wounded on Kyushu alone. General Charles Willoughby, MacArthur's Chief of Intelligence estimated that American casualties from the entire operation would be one million men by the fall of 1946. General Willoughby's own Intelligence staff considered this to be a conservative estimate. "

http://home.att.net/~sallyann4/invasion2.html

18 posted on 04/30/2009 8:59:38 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Oldexpat
He doesn’t know much about anything, including history. 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. Truman had no choice, but to end the loss of life on both sides. That kind of analytical thought is WAY beyond someone like Stewart. Remember, he makes his living by making a statement he believes to be ironic, then smirking and waiting for the audience to respond to the laughter cue. An intellectual lightweight.
19 posted on 04/30/2009 9:00:08 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Jon Stewart is a bright guy.

Pity that he's not much good at clear, rational, and complete historically-based thinking.

Not only is Mr. Steward susceptible to group hysteria; he's the wild-eyed inciter of the hysterical group.

.

20 posted on 04/30/2009 9:01:07 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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