- May 6, 2007
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- North Carolina
And YET even after 2 atomic bombs AND a Soviet Invasion Japan did NOT surrender."The record is quite clear: From the perspective of an overwhelming number of key contemporary leaders in the US military, the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was not a matter of military necessity.On what planet? By June 1945, the Japanese were entirely on the defensive, were nearing starvation levels of food, were essentially defenseless against air raids, and had no meaningful presence at sea.The ignorance of Sensei Snowflake never ceases to amaze everyone on this board.
1. It doesn’t matter what Japan was discussing. They were still fully engaged in war against the U.S.
What makes Truman's decision all the more revolting is that he KNEW that even the emperor was ready to end the war as long as we would grant him the sole condition that he would not be deposed.
That is downright macabre. Using that logic, Mao could have said, "Hey, killing 30 million Chinese has saved many more millions of lives by discouraging other Chinese from acting on any idea to revolt against my tyranny."2. Dropping the nuclear bombs has prevented wars and saved millions of lives. It was a deterrent that made the enemies of the United States realize it was a grave mistake to attack the U.S.
We could have demonstrated our nuclear bombs to the world without dropping them on defenseless civilian targets in a country whose civilian leaders were trying to end the war on reasonable terms.