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To: ConorMacNessa; Mrs. Don-o
President Truman was right to authorize the Bomb. He saved countless American lives...

Good thing we had a combat veteran making the decision, not a theologian.

For a detailed history of the US plans for the invasion, see D. M. Giangreco's book "Hell to Pay: Operation DOWNFALL and the Invasion of Japan, 1945-1947" Includes estimates of US casualties, estimates of how many Japanese the US would have to kill to force surrender, plans to increase the draft.

Also Paul Fussell's piece "Thank God for the atomic bomb"

33 posted on 08/10/2010 6:14:58 PM PDT by omega4412
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To: omega4412
Thanks for the info, Omega!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
38 posted on 08/10/2010 6:21:34 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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