Harry Wouldn't Fit in with Today's Dems

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    It's A Day to Thank Harry Truman Again
    By Wesley Pruden, The Washington Times
    August 5, 2005

    Sixty years ago tomorrow the Enola Gay, a shiny new B-29 with a bomb named "Little Boy" in its bay, lifted off the runway on tiny Tinian island and settled on a course for Hiroshima. History wrote finis to its most destructive war with the dawn of the nuclear age six hours later.

    Hundreds of thousands of American soldiers, sailors and Marines, along with millions of their wives, parents, sons and daughters back home, celebrated their great, good and unexpected fortune at having cheated death, the appointment in Samarra, lying in wait on the beaches of the Japanese home islands.

    A second bomb for Nagasaki three days later sealed victory for civilization. But before anyone could beat a sword into a plowshare, the euphoria of triumph and the hymns of gratitude gave way to voices of doubt, shame and guilt. The Japanese warlords and the men and women who followed them to a national grave became the innocents, the victims of the war they imposed on the world. The Americans of Pearl Harbor, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and the Bataan Death March were rendered evil. This would be the message for the next half century from the faculty lounges, the churches of the empty pews and the preachers with nothing to say, the newsrooms of the elite media and the covens of the degenerate left, ever eager for an occasion to despise themselves.

    "Most writers have looked to the ashes of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to find the answers for the use of those atomic weapons," Col. Paul Tibbets, who commanded Enola Gay, recalled 50 years later when the Smithsonian proposed to observe the anniversary with a malignantly goofy exhibit of manufactured history. "The real answers lay in thousands of graves, from Pearl Harbor around the world to Normandy, and back again."

    A Gallup Poll taken on the occasion of that anniversary a decade ago found that Americans who had lived through the war agreed that President Truman, a decisive man who never imagined he was dealing with a religion of peace, only did what he had to do. He never looked back; 20 years on he said he would do it again. Ironically (though the irony went largely unappreciated), only young Americans, many of whom would never have been born if he hadn't dropped the bomb, said the 32nd president made the "wrong," even "immoral," decision.

    for full article: http://www.washtimes.com/national/pruden.htm
     
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    good read.

    Unfortunately the one thing idiots do more than anything they should is speak of things they know nothing about. Whats the difference between idiots here and idiots in other countries around the world? Idiots here have rights to Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness that they squander every chance they can. Idiots in other 3rd world countries are all dead for mouthing off to the wrong people.
     
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    1. The Japanese would not surrender and were ready to fight to the last man, woman and child. They were preparing for an invasion of their country and had given combat training to even old persons and young children. Allied military planners had noted the Japanese ferocity during the Battle of Okinawa and were preparing for the worst.

    2. During the last days of the war, the Allies dropped tons of firebombs on many Japanese cities in order to get them to surrender. The death toll from these attacks was greater than the combined attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

    3. Many history scholars agree that, had the Allies invaded Japan, the death toll to the Allied forces would have been in the neighborhood of 500,000. Part of the preparation for the invasion of Japan by the government included the ordering of over 400,000 purple heart medals. Those purple heart medals, instead went to award soldiers from Korea, Vietnam and both Iraqi conflicts and have not yet been used up.

    4. Remember that we not only had to use a nuclear bomb on Japan, but we were forced to do it twice. The Japanese would not surrender until convinced beyond any reasonable doubt that we were ready, willing and able to unleash unprecedented death and destruction on the Japanese if they did not capitulate.

    5. To this day, the Japanese have not apologized nor have they paid restitution for the atrocities that they were responsible for in Manchuria, the Bataan Death March and in the Pacific.
     
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    God bless Harry Truman. May his soul rest in peace. He would clean house in the Democrat Party if he were alive today.
     
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    the initial invasion of the Japanese home islands. The Japanese were anticipating this invasion and had reportedly moved 20 divisions to counter the assault.
    There would have been a bloodbath on par with Okinawa but on a much larger scale. Truman did the right thing. Despite the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki the loses would have been ten times that had invasion been necessary. The Japanese were counting on huge loses on the American side to force a conditional surrender leaving the military in control of Japan. Thanks to the success of the Manhatten Project that was avoided.
     
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    Truman once said of the Jews, "Jesus Christ couldn't please these people... how am I supposed to?"

    Pruden didn't mention that because he's afraid of the Jews. If he spoke against them, he'd lose his job.
     

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