Wisconsin blogger Michael Mathias thinks Obama’s Pastor Jeremiah Wright was right…

March 19th, 2008

…to criticize America for bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki and calls the attacks “unnecessary and cruel”.

Spoken like a man who wasn’t slated to assault the beaches of Japan in the summer of 1945.

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  • 1. Chris  |  March 20th, 2008 at 6:25 am

    Someone needs to explain some things to Mike if they can get him away from his drum circle for a moment.

    The predicted ratio of US to Japanese casualties if we invaded the home islands was 10-1. This is based on casualties rates from other invasions during the Pacific Campaign.

    US casualties were predicted at over a Million killed and wounded. Mike seems to forget that invading the Home Islands would have been not one but two massive invasions which would have dwarfed D-Day.

    Projected Japanese casualties would have been over 10 Million killed and wounded and the trend of the Japanese fighting to the death would have meant the majority of those 10 million casualties would have been deaths.

    Hmmm 10 million vs a combined death total in the nuclear attacks of 400k. Oh and couple that 400K with the 0 casualties on the American side due to the invasions being canceled.

    I would say between the US and Japanese the atomic bombs saved close to 10.6 million lives.

    Some one need to ask Mike if those 10.6 million casualties would have been worth it to not drop the “Bombs”

    Oh and these casualties do not even factor in the British were going to launch a D-Day size attack to recapture Singapore.

  • 2. steveegg  |  March 20th, 2008 at 11:42 am

    You see, Chris, that 0 American casualties number is what Mikey and his ilk are really pissed about.

  • 3. elliot  |  March 20th, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    I think that was a little harsh, Steve.

    Michael is the person I disagree with most often and most strenuously in the Cheddersphere, but I would hope he doesn’t actually root for Americans to be killed.

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