FNC’s Jim Pinkerton gives me a shout-out for story on Obama’s refusal to defend US nuking of Hiroshima. Ping to Today show list.
Dumb question here... were other sitting presidents asked this question? If so, how did they respond?
So why didn't he answer this? It's not like it requires original thinking (it's been asked of, and answered by, every President since Truman)?
Why ask the question if the answer is already history.
Congratulations — I saw/heard your ‘honorable mention’ twice (I’m an early riser, and caught the ‘insomnia rerun’, too...)
Now maybe you could use your new-found status to push NewsWatch to shame the rest of the Media (including, sadly FNC) into covering the *real* “Shout-out Heard ‘Round the World”.....
Truman was presented with estimates of from one to two million dead in an invasion of the home islands...he made the only decision he could.
The question in my mind has always been...why the second bomb? As least...why the second bomb so soon after the first?
That war needed to end...and in the long run Truman’s decision almost certainly saved lives on both sides.
Not surprised Obama doesn’t know this. Culturally, he’s not an American...he’s got a tin ear for our history.
HOORAY Mark! Thanks to Jim Pinkerton for his follow-up comment!
Congrats. Keep up the good reporting that the State Run Media won’t touch.
Honestly I’m surprised he didn’t go over there to apologize. This is a first.
Freeper governsleastgovernsbest you make us proud! Congratulations, Good job and Thank you!
The more that FReepers get credit for breaking a solid News story and besting the LameStreamMedia the better.
This is a bit off-topic, but on the topic of dropping the atomic bombs on Japan to end the war, I highly recommend a docudrama, “The Last Mission”, that was originally shown on The History Channel about 3 years ago. (I think you can now buy it on the Discovery Channel’s website.) It shows how the last combat bombing mission of WWII intersected with a last ditch coup attempt by fanactical junior officers of the Japanese army. Basically, just as the coup members were about to kidnap Hirohito on his way to record a speech to the nation announcing the surrender, American bombers flying overhead caused a blackout in Tokyo. This delayed the emperor’s motorcade to the recording studio and sent the coup leader scrambling for more troops. As a result, when the emperor did pass the concealed troops, the coup leader was absent and no one else had the nerve to order the emperor’s seizure.
the government and military of Japan were not going to surrender after the second one either...
it was only because the Emperor decided to surrender...
and then the military try to overthrow the Emperor and keep fighting
Also Japan DID NOT unconditionally surrender as we demanded...the Emperor was not remove, tried, jailed or touched..
If we had gotten an unconditional surrender the Emperor was going to on trial for war crimes and looking at the gallows
So many myth abound if the A bomb was "needed"
Also on the "we did it to keep the Russians out"...
The Russians were never going to set foot on Japan unless we let them...why?....
They had no Navy or sea lift to get troops there..
dam hard to invade an island with out it..