Why we dropped the bomb

In the words of the Sam Cooke song, President Obama don’t know much about history. Here I cite my long post “Obama veers into the Daily Ditch,” discussing Obama’s almost unbelievably misguided discourse on Winston Churchill and World War II at his first presidential press conference. What Obama lacks in historical knowledge he makes up in the anti-American attitude of the old new left.

David Harsanyi notes that “The Obama administration is now apologizing for America winning World War II.” Paul takes up a related point in “World War II death totals tell quite a story.”

In the classic PJTV video below, Bill Whittle sought to correct the record that is in the process of revision regarding our dropping the bombs that ended Japan’s war on the United States in the Pacific during World War II. It’s a classic made timely once again.

Professor Williamson Murray is an eminent historian of World War II, emeritus of Ohio State. In the video below, Professor Murray gives the lecture “Preventing the most terrible of wars.” In the lecture he vindicates the reasoning that compelled the dropping of the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. (Thanks to proud Ohio State alum Jim Couch ’74, Colonel, USAR, Ret.)

While we’re at it, we may as well throw in Paul Fussell’s classic 1981 New Republic essay: “Thank God for the atom bomb.”