crap the other day from some hippie type. I think I made his head explode.
They were going on and on and on about the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the deaths it cost the Japanese.
I asked him if he could count and he looked confused.
When I pointed out that the total deaths of both cities ran about 129,000 and that the Allies estimated that about five to ten million Japanese would die had they invaded. I also mentioned that the Japanese military had estimated twice that, figuring between ten and twenty million Japanese deaths would be the result of a ground invasion.
Never mind that the firebombing of Tokyo in March 1945 in one single night cost 100,000 Japanese their lives in the resulting firestorm.
I looked up at the whiney little student and said, "That doesn't include the life of one single US GI. Now how many Japanese lives were saved because of the bombing? Do the math."
He stood there agape and didn't know what to say.
"You DO know that Harry Truman DID consider how many Japanese would be saved as well as how many GI, don't you?"
"Truman wanted the war to end as quickly as possible with the least amount of blood letting on either side," I finished.
He looked stunned.
Just another sample of what our colleges are producing these days.
To find out why the blog is pink just cut and paste this:
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