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Raskolnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-09 04:46 PM
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154. Just so you know, cutting & pasting a quote from Eisenhower does not
transfer his credibility to you.

It's clear that you've spent some time cutting & pasting from Doug Long's website, but it's just as clear that you aren't being intellectually honest about putting those quotations in their contexts.

Eisenhower was Supreme Allied Commander in *Europe,* not the Pacific. He had opinions about how the war against Japan should be waged, but he was not a part of the high-level deliberations or privy to the high-level intelligence. Eisenhower had political reasons for distancing himself from the use of nuclear weapons, and it was probably the appropriate political stance to take.

However, if you think for one second that he would not have dropped nuclear weapons on German cities had they been ready prior to Germany's surrender, then I have to question your historical knowledge.
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