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Tuesday, August 05, 2003

Hiroshima and WMD:

I have to agree with New York Times' op-ed columnist Nicholas Kristof's analysis this morning of Hiroshima and America's moral stand on weapons of mass destruction. Illustrating how absurd Nelson Mandela has become, we read this quote:

"As Nelson Mandela said of Americans in a speech on Jan. 31, "Because they decided to kill innocent people in Japan, who are still suffering from that, who are they now to pretend that they are the policeman of the world?" "

Mr. Mandela, of course, has been railing night and day against the U.S. presence in the Near East. What Mandela and his ilk fail to recognize (or choose to ignore) is this: Japan was not about to cease hostilities in the World War. Sometimes, military intervention is necessary because, like it or not, there is an evil element that exists, and must be stopped. The radical wing of Islam is one such evil. The military class and kamikaze warriors of Japan were another.

Were it not for America's dropping of the atomic bomb, untold millions would have perished in a protracted conflict. As Kristof notes, the military was prepared to sacrifice "20 million Japanese lives." Such positions are maniacal, and had to be stopped. Thankfully, the United States were the ones with the bomb, and not Hitler, Mussolini, or Hirohito.


.: posted by Dave 8:49 AM

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