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Bomb was still best way to end WWII, but now should be banned

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Bomb was still best way to end WWII, but now should be banned It has been over 70 years since the attack by Japanese armed forces on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941; the act of war that propelled the United States into World War II. It was a total and brutal war that lasted four years, and ended with the dropping of nuclear bombs on two Japanese cities. The result was thousands dying horrible ...

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December 15, 2012
7:02 a.m.

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Ed Nieters So there it is, when it benefits Schumer the truth of tax cuts come out. It was two years ago at the NYS Fair that I told Schumer to his face that he was a criminal and should be tried for treason. I thought he was going to have a heart attack, he started yelling and he kept babbling "I'm right I'm right you will see". Schumer hates to hear the truth, it goes against his grain. I think we should stop the bogus Bruno trial and replace it with a Schumer trial.

December 15, 2012
10:27 p.m.

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Bill Wragg, I agree with your idea of banning weapons of mass destruction, but why stop there? Look at how many people have been killed in Syria with "conventional" weapons. It's sad, but bullying is part of human nature; its' magnitude varies from the school yard to people like Hitler, the "Great Leader" of North Korea, President Assad of Syria and others. They will only stop being bullies when someone knocks them down and they will always seek greater means of power.
Similar to your description of how the nuclear bomb may have saved millions of lives in WWII, the MAD doctrine of the cold war (Mutual Assured Destruction) quite likely had the same result. It involved a lot of risk and new risks now face us in this area, as you pointed out. I don't advocate nuclear (or conventional) war, but history has repeatedly shown that we must be prepared to defend ourselves from those who use any means to achieve dominance for themselves.