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Response to Jim Lane (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 12:22 AM

16. Little to NO sympathy for the use of the A-bomb.

I get quite upset when this question arises. Second guessing, in a rear-view mirror what "might have been" when in fact we were fighting the most vicious and cruel military animals, determined to torture and annihilate our soldiers AND civilians is absurd.

Why even go down this road? I've watched nearly every documentary available on WWII, and the war in the Pacific was so brutal, I would have dropped the A bomb myself to put an end to it all. They had an opportunity to stop it when they were getting their asses handed to them, with tremendous loss of life on both sides. It was all too clear that the Japanese were NOT going to stop or surrender on the battle field. The ONLY way to get them to stop that slaughter of our young troops as well as their own was to pull the plug back home.

Would you all rather we had burned their cities to the ground. like we pretty much did in Germany? Millions more would have died as a result.

Just get over it already. It was a decision made nearly 70 years ago, in a time where we were going to eventually win; but we were going to pay dearly with hundreds of thousands more young American lives. WE DID NOT ASK FOR THAT WAR! and they would not give it up.

I'd pull the trigger today if it meant putting a stop to the insanity that we were facing in the Pacific. Enough already. Holy shit. Because our "greatest generation" are dying off, nobody is here to remind you all what pain and suffering we faced during that terrible time.

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