That is the favorite talking point of the progressives who hate atomic weaponry. What that talkign point never addresses is how many American/allied lives would have been lost ‘winning’ the final suirrender? NAd how many Japanese would have been slaughtered and or committed suicide during such a grinding continuation of the war to achieve surrender? Additionally, would Japan have arisen from the ashes as quickly had so many been taken out of the rebuilding efforts had a grinding continuation continued to decimate Japan, its cities, and it’s infrastructure? One of our greatest allies in the modern world is the nation of Japan. Sadly, their people are being educated to hate America now, by those spittling just the sort of crap you’ve peddled with your ‘opinion’.
Why such a reactionary response, what are you afraid of? I previously thought that WW2 History was generally accurately depicted, not so much now. I don’t hate atomic weaponry I just don’t buy into the conventional history that that was the only choice. What really concerns me is the closed mindedness of so many about other views or even a mild deviation from orthodoxy.