Which presidents, or candidates could/would have nuked Japan?

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Which of the named below would have nuked Japan to end WW2.

  1. Obama

    3 vote(s)
    18.8%
  2. GW Bush

    13 vote(s)
    81.3%
  3. Bill Clinton

    6 vote(s)
    37.5%
  4. Hillary Clinton

    7 vote(s)
    43.8%
  5. Sarah Palin

    11 vote(s)
    68.8%
  6. Mitt Romney

    8 vote(s)
    50.0%
  7. Reagan, Ike, GHW Bush

    13 vote(s)
    81.3%
  8. Jimmy Carter

    3 vote(s)
    18.8%
  9. LB Johnson

    10 vote(s)
    62.5%
  10. JFK

    13 vote(s)
    81.3%
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  1. kyzr
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    There are a few threads showing that they think that Palin would be a better "protector" of the US than some others.

    Lets take a poll to see which presidents actually would have dropped "the bomb".
     
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    I doubt any would have, with hindsight in play.
     
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    @ THAT time?

    Palin definitely woulda, so would GWB. They'd obviously, woulda been just as right as Truman was in doin so.
     
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    Palin would nuke South Korea if she had to
     
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    I hope none would, as a deterrent it's about having the ability, not using it other than as a last resort.
     
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    So how long have you been speaking for Sarah? Thought so.
     
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    That's sort of like asking one of those "what if" questions isn't it? Pure speculation.
     
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    Obama would make sure he had support from senators from each of the 57 states.


    See, I can be just as stupid as you, if not more so when the mood strikes.



    I think a more interesting question would be who would have set up the Manhattan project. It consumed 1/4 of the economy for three years. I am sure Reagan and W would have said no. Obama would have, but kept Openheimer and Fermi out it, and staffed it with political bootlickers. Carter would have said no to the build a bomb part, but would have seen the advantage of building carriers with the tech. So he would fund the research but with tight financial controlls. Palin, I think likewise. This would be my position.

    Once you have the device, you will use it. Unless someone might use it on you.
     
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    Of course, Japan was negotiating with the USSR instead of the US, in the months before Hiroshima. Truman had the specter of Japan surrendering to the Soviets instead of us. He also knew that the Soviets were about to declare war on Japan, thus giving them divvy rights.

    Had Truman merely demonstrated the bomb offshore, let's say, instead of using it on Hiroshima, the USSR would have had the time to get their war declaration and invade, and we would have had not only a divided Vietnam and a divided Korea, we would have had a divided Japan as well.

    Casualties? We killed three times as many people with our conventional firebombings of Japan than we did with the two nukes. No one seems to remember that.

    I don't second-guess Truman on this, just for those who might have misunderstood my earlier statement.
     
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    Make it more simple. Which of those Satanist WOULDN'T have nuked them.
    Answer ? Carter.JFK.Maybe Teddy Roosevelt. He'da rather fought than sucker punch.
     

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