Truman was right to order the atomic bomb to be dropped

May 11, 2015, 9:01 pm

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The debate "Truman was right to order the atomic bomb to be dropped" was started by toughgamerjerry on May 11, 2015, 9:01 pm. 27 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 26 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

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toughgamerjerry, username_gracie, mdavis1309, transfanboy, Damn3d, AnkGanu, skyfrancois_97, Bodaciouslady16, jonatron5, irishstraw and 17 visitors agree.
DarkAngelAnarchist, sighnomore99, shinywhale, wmd, lung1988, Getmurked, WhyNot, soullesschicken, sdiop, action007man, jedty and 15 visitors disagree.

First off, it was after the first bombing that the military generals were ready to surrender, they were talking about surrendering before it though, but the ruler of Japan wanted to keep attacking. Until the second bombing when he then did surrender.

There are laws of war. One of those laws are that you may not attack an organization that is there only to help out, not fight. Another law is that you may not use those buildings or organizations to you advantage. That is exactly what Japan did. If there is no other way for us to be able to stop the enemy without taking innocent lives that are being forced to protect them then how do you suggest we stop them from killing every person in our country?

Also another plus to dropping the bombs is that Russia had said that after WWII that they were going to attack America. Then we dropped the atomic bomb, and they backed off. We were the first country to make atomic bombs and have the guts to use them in battle, which made us the superior country at that time. But now we have a coward who won't even send any troops to help protect our allies from the enemy because they hide in civilian cities.

4 years, 9 months ago

japan was ready to surrender, and we dropped the bomb anyways to "prove a point" and to "test the bomb" it was uncalled for, selfish and barbaric

4 years, 9 months ago

killing soldiers is legal. Dropping an atomic bomb kills people. Why we should stop a war by killing innocent people? Those children, olderly did anything wrong? If not, why we should take their lives as a mean?

4 years, 9 months ago
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