Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Murphy got it right

OK, Pat Murphy, this time you got it right. I believe that the president of the U.S.A. had every right to use the A-bomb and save tens of thousands of American lives. Who started that war on Dec. 7, 1941, without having declared war? The Japanese should not blame it on Tibbets but themselves. With the experience of fighting the Japanese on Guam, Iwo Jima and Okinawa and elsewhere and knowing they will never surrender, how many lives would have been lost by invading the Japanese Islands and fighting all the way to the emperor's palace? Even after dropping the two A-bombs the Japanese military leaders did not want to surrender. The emperor made that decision all by himself. And how many lives would have been saved if the war in Europe would have been ended in 1944, 1943 or even 1942? Millions of civilians.

Civilians always pay the highest price in any war. Yes, it would be great if mankind could do without war, but how many wars have been fought since the end of World War II? Let me tell you, Pat Murphy, most of the time I do not agree with your opinion, but this time I do, 100 percent. Thank you for putting it right this time.

Erwin Kett


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