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  •  I got an email about a college professor who met (18+ / 0-)

    McCain on vacation at a resort in Fiji nine years ago, who personally related what a hot-headed, crude and dangerous person he was.  

    Here's one quote from it:

    "If I was in charge, I would nuke Iraq to teach them a  lesson". Given McCain's personal experience with the horrors of war,  I had expected a more balanced point of view. I commented on the  tragic consequences of the nuclear attacks on Japan during WWII --  but no, he was not to be dissuaded. He went on to say that if it was  up to him he would have dropped many more nuclear bombs on Japan.

    This is not one of those anonymous emails.  She signed it with her name:  Mary-Kay Gamel, a real person you can Google, a professor at the University of Callifornia Santa Cruz.

    Some people fight fire with fire. Professionals use water.

    by Happy Days on Sun Oct 05, 2008 at 10:13:48 AM PDT

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    •  If McCain really said that he would have dropped (10+ / 0-)

      even more bombs on Japan, then he apparently missed a few days of WWII history, both in HS and at the Naval Academy.  

      The US had no more nuclear bombs after we dropped Fat Man and Little Boy, there was no more available fuel, and it would have taken months to produce more.  

      And the Japanese still wanted to hold out.  They surrendered after the Soviets declared war and inflicted a devastating defeat of the Japanese army in Manchuria.

      After the Soviet attack, the Emperor realized the war was over, even against the attempts of some in the military to stop the surrender announcement.

      Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike. T. Roosevelt

      by jaf49 on Sun Oct 05, 2008 at 10:30:45 AM PDT

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