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#74 - liquidskychild (09/07/2012) [-]
Regarding the American "pioneers", they believed that the native americans were not human, and if they couldn't be converted to christianity then they needed to die.
Slavery played a major role in building the country's infrastructure at the time. I personally don't approve of slavery, but we wouldn't be where we are today without it. And now that it's illegal, we simply replaced it with migrant labor.
War strategists during world war 2 believed that if Japan wasn't forced to surrender, given the fanatical tenacity of their soldiers and citizens and their willingness to fight to the last man, the war would have gone on for an additional 4 or 5 years, costing both nations and territories held by Japan millions more casualties. Eisenhower saved more lives than were lost in both detonations by authorizing their use.
As for the use of torture, it only works on people who are afraid to die. And since our current war is supposedly against fanatical muslims that believe they will go to heaven if they blow themselves up in public places, threatening to drown them almost probably isn't a very good tactic.
User avatar #123 to #74 - byobgraffpro (09/07/2012) [-]
with the a-bomb point i agree, it was a necessary evil. And slavery helped america to become more diverse, bringing black people over to the country, it was a horrible thing but if they hadnt done it, black people would still be over in Africa hunting cheetahs. This nation wouldnt be where it is at now if we hadnt had slavery, thumb for you
#120 to #74 - tornadoofsouls (09/07/2012) [-]
Just gonna interrupt friend.

Truman authorized it. Not eisenhower.
#103 to #74 - awesomeoisawe (09/07/2012) [-]
Mostly right but it was Truman who was president at the time. Eisenhower was still a general and actually thought we shouldnt use the bomb
User avatar #409 to #103 - liquidskychild (09/07/2012) [-]
I stand corrected. Thank you.
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