Another punk, spoiled brat wishing that German or Japanese was the national language. College sure can screw some people up in the head.
Finish the statement Jon...”but, it was perfectly reasonable for them to bomb Pearl Hardbor, and kill thousands of Americans...”
Chances are, we would not have had to hear your whining.
So easy to say, sitting in comfort and safety 60+ years later. What a self-centered idiot.
Jon Stewart is a first class idiot.
Dropping that bomb saved millions of Japanese lives.
Jon Leibowitz is a jackass of the highest magnitude.
Lol...Who or What would actually watch a show like that?
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.
Liebowitz should not stop with Truman. He should also go after Patton and Eisenhower; after all, those American bullies prevented the victory of his favored troops.
He must have very little understanding of history. The US only had two atom bombs at the time. The first one was dropped on Hiroshima, and the Japanese Emperor still commanded the Japanese forces continue to fight. Then we dropped our last atom bomb on Nagasaki.
The Emperor was only convinced to stop fighting by the leadership under him. None of them new at the time that we had no more. The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki saved millions of lives by stopping a costly and long war.
Stewie hasn’t a clue.
OTOH, it’s perfectly okay to firebomb Tokyo and kill even more people than with the atomic weapons.
400 plane bombing raid killing 100,000+, just fine.
1 plane bombing raid killing 70,000+, evil war crime.
Militarily speaking, the nukes used on Japan didn’t really accomplish much of anything that we weren’t already doing quite effectively using other means. They ended the war due to shock and awe, not because of the actual damage they caused.
A few years later the H-bomb and ICBM took warfare to a different level, potentially involving the extermination of the human race. We have projected the unease this causes into the past and onto the nuclear attacks of 1945.
The 1945 nukes were important as harbingers of the future, not due to their actual effects, which weren’t all that big an advance on existing destructive technology.
Idiot knows nothing of history. It’s a shame such idiots are given a stage to spew their stupidity.
Jon Stewart is a pussy that would have to literally be shoved off a Higgins boat if he had to be part of the invasion of Japan.
With crackpots like Stewart second-guessing the most monumental event of the 20th century, it’s no wonder our youth are idealogically adrift.
A surprising number of young people use him as their primary source of news.
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.
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.