Sunday, August 21, 2016

Thanks Harry...
Seventy-one years ago this month my dad was healing from battle wounds and preparing to return to the South Pacific to participate in the invasion of Japan.  Perhaps a million American soldiers would die in Normandy-Like invasions followed by the slow and deadly march to secure the island. Millions upon millions of Japanese would die in combat, and many others would end their lives by suicide as they did on the cliffs of Saipan.

Instead, Harry Truman made the difficult but humane decision to drop the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki... And he saved millions of American and Japanese lives.

Today, ignorant and politically motivated people condemn President Truman and America for ending the war as they did... but in spite of the fashionably stupid, it's and undeniable fact that a great many people owe their lives to  Harry Truman and his decision to drop the bomb.


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