It is just frustrating. This was moderated interesting and it is factually just plain wrong. But I am meta moderating the moderator. I think getting real factual about the content would be unfair unless there were a "real factual" moderation. So I really can't do anything except not moderate it even though I want to click unfair.
Anyway, the stated and restated objective of the entrance to WWII, from beginning to end, was "unconditional surrender" by the most expeditious means. WWI was ended conditionally and many objected at the time, expecting a WWII as a result. When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and we landed in a war that took everything we had, that sort of nixed it.
It is really something to live to see the history of a generation that suffered rewritten by the political passions of a generation 3 times removed.
by - on Tuesday December 06, @04:03PM (#14198432) Parent is compeltely right.
The US also wanted to speed up Japan's surrender before they were forced to surrender to the Russians.
The idea that 100,000's of American's were set to invade Japan were the entire japanese population was willing to fight to the death, luckly days before they were scheduled to land, we A bombed them and only then did Japan see the light and surrendered is pure wishful thinking.
Japan was defeated, was looking for reasons to surrender to the Americans rather then the russians, but they didn't want to unconditionally do so. For whatever reason, Truman decided to still use the A Bombs, probably because we had them.
The difference between not using the A bombs and using them isn't 100,000s of US army men, or 100,000's of japanese dieing in carpet bombing, its only a matter of days/weeks of time and the fright of the Japanese surrendering to the Russians.
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