Rad Geek has been writing entries against war, and one especially against the use of the nuclear bomb by Truman. In return, he got the following hate mail:
I read your article on the Atomic Bomb, and I must say, you don’t understand World War II at all. The use of the bomb was ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY. The Japanese were a brutal and evil empire and it had to be stopped. They slaughtered countless innocent people, not to mention Pearl Harbor. We urged them to surrender, but they wouldn’t. And they wouldn’t stop killing. The war would have continued for who knows how long and thousands upon thousands of more people would have died. The bomb was our only choice.
Here’s my question (bullshit about “absolutely necessary” aside):
How is this any different from the American government right now?