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Reply #142: What the hell are you talking about? What does "willing to go all the way" even mean? [View All]

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Raskolnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-09 05:20 PM
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142. What the hell are you talking about? What does "willing to go all the way" even mean?
I don't mean to be rude, but I don't think you really know very much about this subject, and your posts are do not indicate that you have much knowledge of what the situation in 1945 actually was.

In August of 1945 it was clear that the war against Japan could only conclude in one of a limited number of ways: we could have continued the conventional war against them (as you suggested we should have done) which any reasonable person acknowledges would have cost many hundreds of thousands of lives at a minimum, which INCLUDES CIVILIANS, we could have sailed home and allowed Japan to retain conquered territories and its wartime leadership, or we could have ended the war with the use of nuclear weapons.

Either of the first two options would almost certainly have resulted in a multiple of the death and destruction caused by the use of nuclear weapons, but you refuse to acknowledge that fact.

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