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    another bow wow imminent??? Osama has plans to send a delegation to Hiroshima to observe the 65th anniversary dropping of the A bomb. is this a "said" or "un said " apology?? or an attempt to re writing history.

    Son of Pilot Who Dropped A-Bomb Opposes Plan to Send U.S. Delegation to Hiroshima Ceremony

    EXCLUSIVE: The son of the U.S. Air Force pilot who dropped the first atomic bomb in the history of warfare says the Obama administration's decision to send a U.S. delegation to a ceremony in Japan to mark the 65th anniversary of the attack on Hiroshima is an "unsaid apology" and appears to be an attempt to "rewrite history."

    James Tibbets, son of Brig. Gen. Paul W. Tibbets, Jr., says Friday's visit to Hiroshima by U.S. Ambassador John Roos is an act of contrition that his late father would never have approved.
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    the 509th bomb wing is just down the road from me at whiteman AFB. at his request Gen. Paul W. Tibbets is buried in an unmarked grave to prevent protesters
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    I'm sorry that we only had two.
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    the dropping of those bombs is still today a hot button issue. would make a good post for discussion. libtards calls them criminals for doing it. ive seen members banned on this topic. tempers do flare
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    Quote Originally Posted by Articulate_Ape View Post
    I'm sorry that we only had two.
    Oak Ridge was preparing to roll em out on the assembly line.

    I also heard a 2nd B-29 was in route while Tibbets was in the air. just in case his didn't detonate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by namvet View Post
    the dropping of those bombs is still today a hot button issue. would make a good post for discussion. libtards calls them criminals for doing it. ive seen members banned on this topic. tempers do flare

    I'd just tell them it was pulled off with the first openly Gay airplane in the US military. If they don't ask, we won't tell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by namvet View Post
    the dropping of those bombs is still today a hot button issue. would make a good post for discussion. libtards calls them criminals for doing it. ive seen members banned on this topic. tempers do flare
    "Criminal" is an interesting word. It could be called a lot of things - immoral, unethical, and extremely naive. But probably also necessary (although, we'll never know). And, in my opinion, conceivably the best possible solution given what we had and knew at the time - especially because it ultimately saved civilian lives and left much of Japan's national industry and infrastructure intact. Postwar Japan would have been a much uglier place, if the war was won any other way.

    But "criminal" means, specifically, there are laws that were broken and also an entity willing to enforce those laws. Since we won the war, and winners write laws, it will never be criminal. Maybe some people just don't understand what it means to be a winner. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Articulate_Ape View Post
    I'd just tell them it was pulled off with the first openly Gay airplane in the US military. If they don't ask, we won't tell.
    best be wearing a flame retardent suit when posting that :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by namvet View Post
    best be wearing a flame retardent suit when posting that :D
    Hey, no worries, I have been retarding stuff for years. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by m00 View Post
    "Criminal" is an interesting word. It could be called a lot of things - immoral, unethical, and extremely naive. But probably also necessary (although, we'll never know). And, in my opinion, conceivably the best possible solution given what we had and knew at the time - especially because it ultimately saved civilian lives and left much of Japan's national industry and infrastructure intact. Postwar Japan would have been a much uglier place, if the war was won any other way.

    But "criminal" means, specifically, there are laws that were broken and also an entity willing to enforce those laws. Since we won the war, and winners write laws, it will never be criminal. Maybe some people just don't understand what it means to be a winner. :D
    Truman almost certainly would have been impeached if he did not use em.
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    Quote Originally Posted by namvet View Post
    Truman almost certainly would have been impeached if he did not use em.
    You know, I never heard that before. But I don't really know a whole lot about the domestic political atmosphere of that era.
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