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  1. cdward

    cdward said, over 3 years ago

    With obvious differences……

  2. grapfhics

    grapfhics said, over 3 years ago

    and by the same token we have experience too.

  3. Michyle Glen

    Michyle Glen said, over 3 years ago

    No One has Experience in this kind of disaster.

    1. 9.0 Earthquake
    2. 30 foot Tsunami
    3. Radiation leakage from a defective reactor

    Japan has its work cut out for it.

  4. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 3 years ago

    Ouch.

  5. jkshaw

    jkshaw said, over 3 years ago

    First thing I thought of when the first reactor failed.

  6. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Umm….even tho we’re friendly with Japan now, did everyone FORGET that Japan BOMBED Pearl Harbor to get us into WWII? And thus by bombing them twice in 1945 we ENDED the war AND SAVED countless millions more lives??? C’MON!

  7. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 3 years ago

    ^ I didn’t but, I’m sure some a$$holes on this site would see that as bullying.

  8. DjGuardian

    DjGuardian said, over 3 years ago

    That’s a heavy toon.

  9. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Did you ever hear that story that Japan was surrendering but we dropped our nuclear bombs anyway to see what would happen?

  10. BC

    BC said, over 3 years ago

    Pianoguy, right on ! This “cartoon” is a bit misleading.

    Everyone should look up the pictures of the USS Arizona taken on Dec. 7, 1941.

  11. landshark67

    landshark67 said, over 3 years ago

    Radish, right a story, just like the story that Elvis is alive and Bigfoot is roaming around California. If you have an open mind try reading a book called What if? it is a book of alternative history written by historians instead of fiction writers the chapter on not nuking Japan is very interesting. The Japanese correctly identified what landing beaches we would use for the homeland invasion. It also talks about how our bombing campaign would have ruined the transportation of the rice harvest and pretty much starved the entire country to death.

  12. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Apart from the moral questions involved, were the atomic bombings militarily necessary? By any rational yardstick, they were not. Japan already had been defeated militarily by June 1945. Almost nothing was left of the once mighty Imperial Navy, and Japan’s air force had been all but totally destroyed. Against only token opposition, American war planes ranged at will over the country, and US bombers rained down devastation on her cities, steadily reducing them to rubble.

    Months before the end of the war, Japan’s leaders recognized that defeat was inevitable. In April 1945 a new government headed by Kantaro Suzuki took office with the mission of ending the war. When Germany capitulated in early May, the Japanese understood that the British and Americans would now direct the full fury of their awesome military power exclusively against them.

    It was only after the war that the American public learned about Japan’s efforts to bring the conflict to an end. Chicago Tribune reporter Walter Trohan, for example, was obliged by wartime censorship to withhold for seven months one of the most important stories of the war.

    “The Japanese were ready to surrender and it wasn’t necessary to hit them with that awful thing … I hated to see our country be the first to use such a weapon,” Eisenhower said in 1963.

    http://www.ihr.org/jhr/v16/v16n3p-4_Weber.html

  13. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 3 years ago

    Radish,,, Quit dreaming up stuff that never happened. Tell the Vets of the Iwo Jima landing that the Japanese were giving up. March, 1945.

    Why didn’t Suzuki sign the papers ending the war?

  14. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, over 3 years ago

    ^^ what a load of revisionist crap.

    japan was also seeking peace as they mounted their sneak attack against pearl harbor.

    it’s easy to second guess decisions that were made over 70 years ago. they were desparate times, and the victory of the allies over hitler and the japanese ‘empire’ was by no means certain.

    if it was, the emperor would have surrendered earlier. he didn’t.

    and no one really knew what a nuclear bomb would do.

  15. BrianCrook

    BrianCrook said, over 3 years ago

    Although I contend that Harry Truman didn’t need to use nuclear bombs on Japan, all the arguments about his decision have grown tiresome, and this cartoon’s comparison is shallow & weak. There are huge differences between the tsunami’s & earthquake’s destruction and the destruction of the nuclear bombs.

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