Thursday, November 1, 2007

The Passing of an American Hero

We are taking a break, today, at Too Much Liberty from our usually rantings on politics and moonbats to note the passing of a real American Hero.

Brigadier General Paul Tibbets, USAF, Retired passed away today at the age of 92 in his Ohio home.

I probably don't even need to tell most of you who read this blog regularly who this man was. For those of you, however, who aren't up on your history, General Tibbets was the pilot of the Enola Gay, and captained the crew that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.

Aside from that notable accomplishment, General Tibbets was also at times the personal pilot of General Eisenhower during the war, and was, according to that former President and Paul's peers, the finest pilot in the Army Air Force.

The bombing of Hiroshima has since, somehow, become a controversial issue. Some people think we could have ended the war without the bombing. General Tibbets, as a true American, and as one who lived through those times, never apologized for our actions. In March 2005, he stated “If you give me the same circumstances, hell yeah, I'd do it again.”

We, here at Too Much Liberty, have two grandfathers (0r a father, if Old Man is writing...) who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII. I have this to say about those who would apologize for the bombing of Hiroshima. First, remember Pearl Harbor! (imagine me saying that like I mean it.) Japan shouldn't have picked a fight it couldn't win (learned that lesson from my Dad--I hope Japanese dad's teach their kids that, now.)

Second, millions of people would have died if we would have been forced to invade the Japanese mainland. Did you see the bold print? That's over 260 times the number of killed G.I.'s in our current war. And my grandparents could have been among them.

Wacko apologists and liberal nut-jobs are the reason that this American hero requested in his will that he have no funeral or burial, so that protesters would have no area in which to desecrate his remains at the expense of their erroneous cause.

We at Too Much Liberty salute you General Tibbets, you are an example of a Great American. You will not be forgotten. We thank you for our freedom.

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