Same is true if you're younger.
In other words, support was weaker among people who self identify as victims....
Hell, I’d support dropping a nuke on Mecca.
The last time I checked, Japan executed a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, not America on Japan.
I support peace through strength.. middle east needs a few glorious nukes floating above them like searing suns.
Posted on Sunday, July 05, 2009 12:51:21 PM ET by ETL:
The very premise of even having a poll about this is idiotic.
We should of then used them on the Russians
61% of 2400 people agree that dropping the "Bomb" on Japan during WWII was the right thing for America.
I'm surprised and somewhat heartened by this pole, because it seems that the bulk of Americans have not become as stupid as I had supposed!
Why is so hard for some to understand what it was like?
Some Americans today would say, "Let's continue the war another few years and lose a few hundred thousand more troops.. we can spare both."
Wot? They identify with the "victims?" Oh.. that's right our Dear Leader frets about how the Japanese Imperial government was humiliated by the unconditional surrender. He ain't going to let America get away with anything like that again! Screw our guys in Afghanistan.
Thanks for this link.
The article likely confirms what professionals in the field know or suspect about how the United States is losing its character.
The affirmative response to this question asked in 1946 of people 18 and older would have been in the high 90’s.
In some cases, the pollsters would have been picking themselves up off the floor after they asked the question.
Sad as it was, it happened at a time when we knew how to win wars and had the will to do so. It has not been that way since. Being surgical to avoid collateral damage is great, but often leads to quagmires.
You would probably have a lot more agree if they watched this program called “The Rape of Nanking”
The Japs were maybe the most brutal and inhumane folks in history.
It’s really depressing when you try to talk to Japanese people about it. They talk about how horrible it was but can’t figure out why we’re ticked off about Pearl Harbor.
From what I’ve read, in WW2 their political factions were split between hawks and doves. As the war started to go badly, the hawks became more and more desperate to stay in control. I’ve met people like that, they screw something up and act like rabid dogs when someone tries to keep them from making things worse. The nuclear bomb was a great political tool for the doves to finally shove the hawks out of the way and surrender before we invaded.
If you’ve ever read anything about the Japan invasion plans, you’d realize that a nuclear attack is a pretty nice alternative to the devastation we planned for a conventional invasion.
Well what do you know : If you’re black or hispanic, you tend not to support the use of Atomic Weapons in Japan.
They obviously haven’t done much to educate themselves. They clearly have a poor understanding of the situation and of history.
It will be a sad day in America when right and wrong are decided by a public opinion poll.
Thank God for the bomb. I shudder to think what the world would have been like without it keeping the tyrannical regimes of the world at bay. The bomb has done more for peace then all the pacifists of the world. And the smarter of them will admit it.
And if we hadn’t have dropped the bomb...twice...the death toll probably would have been much much larger. I’m just thankful the Japanese didn’t call our bluff on a third bomb. If I remember correctly it wasn’t finished yet.
We were close to winning, so we could have just invaded the island and given hundred of thousands of Colombian neckties to the populace.
Of course! They dropped the bomb on the minorities in Japan, so black and hispanics naturally empathize. Snark.