Yes, we all already know that you have nothing but contempt for anyone not living inside an arbitrary geographically-designated area with which you feel a quasi-religious affinity.Truman's responsibility was to ensure the dead people weren't wearing US uniforms. He could either send our troops into battle naked, or attack the enemy.
I play games with 'em after I've won the debate, as in this case.
I'm pretty easy about that sort of thing.
As you'll notice, people are now being called bigots because they firmly believe that their country should make sure their enemies die instead of their own soldiers and sailors.
Well, if they really feel I'm a bigot for remembering the men on the USS Arizona, fine. I went to school on Ford Island for six weeks, and rode the whaleboat past that memorial every day. My sympathies for the victims of that war stop on our shores, we didn't start that war. We, by God, ended it, with as little American loss of life as we could manage.
That's my duty as an American, and I'm not going to apologize when the last respectable Democrat president did his job correctly.
Add that one to your list.
I have boatloads of respect for the Japanese. A very impressive people, albeit slightly prone to bigotry and obedience. But they're friendly, they have good food, and the females are pretty hot in the sack. If they'd stuck to those virtues and left Total Global Conquest to the Germans, they'd have avoided the whole Hiroshima problem, no sweat.
But they decided to pick a fight with the baddest boy on the planet....and put up a damn good fight, too, I must add...and in the end we had to hit them in the head with a rock, twice, to make them stop.
Better them than us.
You got a problem with that?
If you believe in the Supernatural then you can become a millionaire!
Questioning or criticizing another's core beliefs is inadvertently perceived as offensive and rude.
What debate did you win? I asserted that surrender was a viable option that the Allies could have explored but did not choose to do so, and have backed this up extensively with supporting evidence. All I've heard in return is nitpicking and "so what?". You clearly have nothing to argue any further, as evidenced by your recent posts.I play games with 'em after I've won the debate, as in this case.
Japan wasn't a signatory to those conventions.
Therefore we were not constrained by them.
Germany signed them.
Then again, Malmedy was in France, so Germany was exempted...? Or was the argument that Treblinka was in Poland, therefore Germany was exempted...?
Since terrorists aren't members of any nation's official military, there's nothing objectionable about torturing them. The GC doesn't apply to them.
The GC only applies to human beings.
And if Iran uses it's nuclear weapons, we should exterminate them like we'd exterminate a termite infested crackhouse in a valuable historical district...by complete demolition and removal.
There. You people have lost the Hiroshima Argument, as you people always do, and the thread is now back on topic.
Saving one American life is not a legitimate reason. It is merely a reason, an excuse. Nothing more, nothing less.
So many Americans have this misinformed education that the atomic bombings weren't immoral in nature and were quite possibly the greatest form of state terrorism ever witnessed.