Captain Obvious


is that Truman was right. LOTS of American and Japanese (and others) didn’t die because of it.

Truman was right, and Oppenheimer was wrong.

“I have blood on my hands,” the scientist had told the president — whereupon Truman is said to have handed Oppenheimer a handkerchief and ordered: “Here. Wipe it off.”

… So it is one of history’s ironies that Hirohito, honored by his people, died peacefully in 1989 while a moral taint still attaches to Harry Truman, the hero who ended the killing.

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