On his show 7/23/14, Rush Limbaugh took time out from hating on gays, women, Black people, Latino people, Native American people, poor people, and Pope Francis (for reminding us of Jesus' teachings on caring for poor people), to shower some of his swill on Hiroshima and Nagasaki Memorials held around the world every August 6th to express hopes for peace, to express sorrow for the estimated 140,000 who died in the bombings, and those who later died a long and painful death from radiation poisoning.
I don't intend to resolve here the debate about whether another means of Allied victory was at hand, whether the numbers of dead, on either side, could make the decision a moral one, nor absolve the country of Japan of its actions during WWII.
However, after looking again at the pictures of the dead and disfigured, the obviously horrific suffering, I have no qualms about lighting a candle on August 6th to express my sorrow for them, as well as my own hopes for peace. I do also honor those who fought for the U.S. and Allied Forces in WWII, including my own late father, who enlisted straight out of high school. Something Mr. Limbaugh was unable to do when he was called, given that easily repairable anal cyst and all.
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