Sunday, August 9, 2015
Bill Whittle, Hiroshima, and the Facts
Listen to his words and the documented facts of the events of August 1945.
Okay, now you're back. My added thoughts:
If we had invaded Japan, we would have lost somewhere around a million Americans, killed tens of millions of Japanese and destroyed everything that remained of the infrastructure of the country. It would been far more suffering.
Additionally, we would had to pull out the bulk of our troops from Europe. In fact, that had started to happen. Veterans from the war in Europe were being brought home to camps in the U.S. to train and build new units for the planned invasion of the home islands of Japan. An incredible effort that would have made the Normandy invasion pale by comparison. This would have left Europe undefended. There would have been no Marshall Plan, all our resources would have been directed elsewhere.
Stalin's armies, far larger than the U.S. and Britain combined, would have been left to real with aftermath of the Nazi defeat. I suspect Stalin would have rolled to the Atlantic unopposed. The Iron Curtain would have descended on all of Western Europe.
If Truman had the ability to use this weapon and not ordered it, he would have been guilty of the worst treason and culpable for all the additional deaths of American troops that would have occurred.