Americans divided on use of A-bombs on Japan


If this is accurate, it does not bode well for our battle against Islamic terrorism.

As the 60th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Japan approach in two weeks, one major poll shows that Americans, in a historical switch, now appear about equally divided on the decision to use the bomb.

Polling by the Associated Press, announced today, found that 24% of Americans "strongly approve" dropping the first atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and another 24% "somewhat approve." But 23% "somewhat disapprove" and 24% "strongly disapprove." Another 6% are not sure.

After all, the Japanese stage a surprise attack against us while engaging in sham negotiations; brutalized the people of the countries they occupied; engaged in Nazi—like experimenting with weapons of mass destruction (germ warfare); raped and pillaged throughout Asia; fought with fanatical devotion and would have done so to protect their home islands and Emperor.

The use of the atomic bomb probably saved more Japanese lives and Americans than were lost at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. There was no need to invade Japan, which could easily have killed millions. Yet, moral relativism seems to be gaining traction. Recall the Enola Gay controversy at the Smithsonian, where the exhibit, as originally designed, would have been critical of the use of nuclear weapons against Japan.

The forces of appeasement and capitulation live on.

Ed Lasky   7 25 05