They're Twisting into Pretzel Knots to Defend This Atrocity!

They're Twisting into Pretzel Knots to Defend This Atrocity!

Today is the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. Every year on this date, my friend AceArchist goes to war against the propaganda-addled masses who continue to defend it.

This morning, he tweeted a list of important resources he uses to rhetorically smash these people.

First on the list is the section of the 1946 US Strategic Bombing Survey that describes the effect of the bombings.

United States Strategic Bombing Survey: Summary Report (Pacific War)
United States Strategic Bombing Survey: Summary Report (Pacific War)

Second is a list of quotes from top US officials stating the bombings were not necessary. This one was compiled by Scott Horton.

Who Opposed Nuking Japan? | The Libertarian Institute
“The Japanese were ready to surrender and it wasn’t necessary to hit them with that awful thing.” —Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower “In 1945 Secretary of War Stimson, visiting my headquarters in Germany, informed me that our government was preparing to drop an atomic bomb on Japan. I was one of…

The next article addresses the Strategic question of whether the bombings were indeed necessary to end the war without a full scale invasion of Japan.

The Bomb Was Not Necessary
<p>With the sixty-fifth anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb almost upon us, there is undoubtedly going to be a flood of commentary on the wisdom of its use by the United States during World War II. The justified scolding of Charles Pellegrino and his <em>The Last Train From Hiroshim…

The final article is from Kym Robinson, my colleague at the Libertarian Institute.

The Bombs | The Libertarian Institute
The Bombs It is perhaps with a degree of historical poetry that on the cusp of an apparent Iranian nuclear deal that Japan should celebrate the 70th anniversary of the destruction of two of its cities at the hands of the United States. The very self-appointed arbitrator that…

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