No Apologies for the Bomb: History easily justifies what was done in Hiroshima & Nagasaki
No Apologies for the Bomb: History easily justifies what was done in Hiroshima & NagasakiAmerican Thinker ^ | 08/06/2013 | Roger D. LuchsPosted on Tuesday, August 06, 2013 10:48:46 AM by SeekAndFindAugust 6, 2013 marks the 68th anniversary of the first use of an atomic bomb, and August 9th the last. Japan did not surrender for five days after Nagasaki was bombed, during which time the Soviet Union declared war and the Americans conducted additional, conventional firebombing raids on a Japanese city. Emperor Hirohito was asked to break a deadlock in the imperial cabinet that had blocked an unconditional surrender up to that point.To this day,
Harry Truman is viewed by ardent critics as a war criminal and the United States is deemed as being stained by a sin as indelible as slavery. In fact, last November, a “documentary” on Hiroshima and its aftermath produced by Oliver Stone was shown on television and, as might be expected, it presented the standard apologist’s take on the history surrounding Truman’s decision to use nuclear bombs.
To quote Stone from an interview he gave to the Stanford Daily earlier this year, his production was intended to “cause Americans to rethink your history … because you’re not the indispensable, benevolent nation that we pretend to be.” He might have gotten his facts straight before making such an arrogant and ignorant comment, but as we know from his past works, facts seem to get in the way of his agenda.Excerpt Read more at americanthinker.com …