closest we get to an explanation is that the decision to drop the bomb was complicated,
Guess what? Dropping the bomb was an easy decision for a president who loved his country.
On the one hand, you keep it in storage and additional tens of thousands of American kids die invading Japan. Or we drop the bomb and kill thousands of theirs. It was WAR, stupid, (John Stewart, not you) with thousands of casualties every week in the process of beating the Japanese back to Japan after they dropped bombs on sleeping American sailors in Pearl Harbor .
Had 0bama been president then, we’d all be wearing kimonos and speaking German.
But of course, leftist schools no longer teach history, certainly not American history.