Monday, December 7, 2020

Remember Pearl Harbor

I can't let December 7 go by without reminding you that today is the anniversary of the Empire of Japan's 1941 sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. We need to not forget that shameful episode, or our eventually overwhelming response thereto. 

My belief: President Harry Truman was entirely justified in ordering the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the fire bomb raids on Tokyo. These attacks forced surrender on Japanese leaders who were otherwise prepared to die gloriously while killing GI invaders.