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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: 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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