We had gone through 5 years of war, with our allies having gone through more. Japan was enslaving the peoples of China and Korea, using the women for all kinds of unspeakable things. Japan tortured our American soldiers they captured. 20 million Russian allies died because of Hitler. Hitler had slaughtered 6 million Jews. Millions of soldiers had died on all fronts. We wanted the war to end. I mean, Germany had surrendered, and Japan insisted on continuing the fight they had started.
Although it is a shame we had to do it, Japan was not serious about surrender until we dropped the bomb. Had we invaded the island, we would have been fighting in the streets of Tokyo, where millions would have ended up casualties in order to protect the emperor. K'aya K'ama, Gerald/gary Smith gszion1 @juno.com http://www .geocities.com/rameumptom/index.html "No one is as hopelessly enslaved as the person who thinks he's free." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Stephen, Perhaps you're right, but I still fail to see how the United States maintained the moral high ground by bombing civilians. I think a "demonstration" about 5 miles offshore might have accomplished the same purpose. ________________________________________________________________ Sign Up for Juno Platinum Internet Access Today Only $9.95 per month! Visit www.juno.com ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^================================================================ This email was sent to: email@example.com EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n.YXJjaGl2 Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^================================================================