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Zero Apologies: Dropping A-Bomb on Hiroshima Was NOT a Mistake...
Obama's recent trip to Cuba was of historically douchey proportions, yes. But this morning he outdid himself. He gave an apologetic speech to Hiroshima regarding the bombing in WWII, saying in part "We are not bound to repeat the mistakes of the past." With all due respect, screw you Obama.
Like most leftists, President Obama detests the fact that we blasted the crap out of Japan. He's upset we won the war. Spectacularly. Maybe in the mind of Obama, he would've rather Japan and America sat down at a conflict resolution table. Good idea, right?
Bombing Hiroshima was not a mistake. Quite the opposite. Japan needed a butt-kicking. America delivered.
This may come as a shock since nobody under 80 was there to witness it, but the atomic bomb was a pivotal point for the Allies. Something many leftists overlook when they morally crucify Truman's decision. Americans should be thanking their lucky stars Hiroshima happened, not apologizing for it. So stop it.
Americans: stop apologizing for Hiroshima.
Here are three major reasons why dropping the bomb was necessary:
- Americans did everything within their power to reduce civilian casualties
- The bombing of Hiroshima led to the surrender of Japan and eventual end of WWII
- The atomic bomb(s) saved millions of lives
1. Americans warned Japan about incoming attacks. Multiple times. We distributed millions of leaflets to Japanese civilians urging them to GTFO of cities that were possible bomb-zones. Hiroshima was listed among those cities.
After we laid atomic waste to Hiroshima, Japan didn't give a crap.
Being the benevolent people we were, America again warned Japanese citizens with more leaflets and information prior to nuking Nagasaki. Sure, a leaflet can be ignored. It's just paper with words on it. But after you obliterate a whole city? Suddenly those leaflets saying "we're going to bomb you," carry a little more weight.
On at least 3 different occasions Japan was warned about a bombing... Which was more than the USA got when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. If you want to mount your moral high horse about "fairness," start on December 7, 1941.
2. The atomic bomb(s) led to the end of WWII. Japan's official surrender came days after Nagasaki. Because reminder, the Japanese were totally willing to keep fighting AFTER Hiroshima was flattened. The Japanese weren't willing to back down until forced. With bombs. Massive ones.
Side note: the Japanese were willing to suicide themselves to kill us (Kamikazes). This was not a meek nation of wimps. The Empire of Japan was a formidable opponent.
By the way, it was the Japanese government that decided its citizens were expendable, not us. We wanted to save lives. America issued warnings. Still, the Allied forces were taken seriously only after we demonstrated the lengths to which we would go to stop them. In the form of sweeping destruction.
3. Millions of lives were spared. Many leftists accuse this fact of being a myth, because America being the good guy? NEVER. Except actually, yes, lives were spared:
Operation Downfall was the overall Allied plan for the invasion of Japan near World War II. The operation was cancelled when Japan surrendered after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Casualty predictions varied widely but were extremely high for both sides: depending on the degree to which Japanese civilians resisted the invasion, estimates ran into the millions for Allied casualties and tens of millions for Japanese casualties.
Got that? American and Japanese lives were saved with the dropping of the bombs.
Look, war is ugly. Nobody is trying to downplay the losses both sides suffered. Guess who started the war? Hint: not us. But you can't survive a war without killing people and breaking things. Simply put? We did it better. The left hates that (70 Years Later, Liberals Still Angry that USA Won WWII). Well I don't. I walk that back zero.
Diplomacy has its place. War has its place. In this case, war won out.
Speak softly and carry a big bomb. Worked for us.