Strangelove wrote: Per wrote:
Hmmm both Per and yourself are good with the slaughter of women and children on massive scales.
Ah, enough with the strawmen already.
I said I understand the reasoning behind it. That doesn't mean I like it or think it's good.
I'm just saying that given the circumstances I can understand why Truman went ahead with it.
Right, so you're good with it.
After all your famous-folk quotes on the previous page and this statement:
people in the know, like Eisenhower, Leahy and MacArthur were convinced that the Japanese were ready to surrender anyway, which kind of pulls out the mat from under the arguments for dropping it on Hiroshima
.... it's kinda scary
that you're good with it!
Psst.. you're coming off as a bit of a bloodthirsty ghoul there ole pal.
*sigh* Now you're just being obtuse on purpose. O, como se dice en castellano, ¡no te hagas el sueco!
OK, let me dumb it up for you. If I put it this way:
I can understand that given the circumstances, people raised in Ontario may root for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Now, this does not mean that I'm good with it, that I agree with it or that I condone it.
It simply means that I can understand it; that my empathic resources are big enough for me to grasp that it is fairly reasonable for some one with that background to end up making something that I'm sure we can both agree would feel completely wrong for us.
So, given the circumstances, people may become Leaf fans, drop bombs, etc.
I can understand
it, but it doesn't mean I approve
of it. Capice?