Brian Williams says that the United States used nukes “in anger” Williams is many things, a disgrace to journalism, a serial liar, and, apparently a failed historian as well. Independent Sentinel has the latest from Williams
Disgraced for lying in the past, journalist Brian Williams is back and is apparently missing some historic facts. Being opposed to nuclear weapons is a good thing, but saying they were used in World War II in anger is a disgraceful manipulation of facts.
President Truman used the two bombs to end the war and he did it with great hesitation. The Japanese brought us into the war, they tortured and slaughtered the prisoners of war, and they would not end the war, even knowing another million could die.
Hiroshima was not only a city, it was also a military base.
Truman stated that his decision to drop the bomb was purely military. A Normandy-type amphibious landing would have cost an estimated million casualties. Truman believed that the bombs saved Japanese lives as well. Prolonging the war was not an option for the President. Over 3,500 Japanese kamikaze raids had already wrought great destruction and loss of American lives.
The President rejected a demonstration of the atomic bomb to the Japanese leadership. He knew there was no guarantee the Japanese would surrender if the test succeeded, and he felt that a failed demonstration would be worse than none at all. Even the scientific community failed to foresee the awful effects of RADIATION SICKNESS. Truman saw little difference between atomic bombing Hiroshima and FIRE BOMBING Dresden or Tokyo.
The ethical debate over the decision to drop the atomic bomb will never be resolved. The bombs did, however, bring an end to the most destructive war in history.
Williams has zero credibility, and the company that still employs him, NBC (No Bleeping Credibility) has none either frankly.