Friday, August 7, 2015

Atomic Bombs

http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-japan-bomb-20150805-story.html#page=1

Early August is the anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  The dropping of these bombs brought World War Two to an end.  Leftists with an anti-American agenda constantly complain that the United States did not need to drop these bombs.

They cite the fact that Japan was already dying under massive air raids and submarine and surface blockades.  Japan was in terrible condition, but Japan was not ready to surrender.  Even after the atomic bombs were dropped, military officers tried to overthrow the Japanese government and kidnap the emperor.

In war the primary responsiblity for a head of state is the safety of his people.  President Truman needed to make sure American lives were spared and he ordered the atomic bombs to be dropped.  They knew exactly what kind of bombs hit them because the Japanese were also working on atomic bombs.  I have no doubt that the Japanese would have used them on the USA.  I have no doubt that the decision to drop the bombs on the Japanese was the right one; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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