Just stating fact.
The lesson here is... if you're going to engage in war... play all out to win.
Make the enemy pay dearly and often until they submit.
Agree. Lessons of history should be learned in all their gore. Not to create a batch of pacifists, but to illustrate the cost of ignoring clear warnings.It's definitely something we should learn from, it's a horrible thing to have had to do and we should work as hard as possible to avoid future problems which could lead to such actions.
Disagree. No blight. We saved lives, a mass of American lives with these actions.This was not one of the highlights of our country's distinguished existence. War or no, this is definitely a blight upon our record.