This one has long baffled me, George W. Bush is claimed to be war criminal because he had three, count em, terrorists interrogated.   Winston Churchill was supposed to be a war criminal because he ordered the fire bombing of Dresden.    Harry S. Truman was a war criminal for the atomic raids on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Yet the most destructive air raid of all time, both in terms of area destroyed and peoples killed was the LeMay treatment, to wit the fire bombing of Toyko.,

335 B-29s took off[1] to raid on the night of 9-10 March, with 279 of them[1] dropping around 1,700 tons of bombs. Fourteen B-29s were lost.[1] Approximately 16 square miles (41 km²) of the city were destroyed and some 100,000 people are estimated to have died in the resulting firestorm, more than the immediate deaths of either the Hiroshima or Nagasaki atomic bombs.[2][3] The US Strategic Bombing Survey later estimated that nearly 88,000 people died in this one raid, 41,000 were injured, and over a million residents lost their homes. The Tokyo Fire Department estimated a higher toll: 97,000 killed and 125,000 wounded. The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department established a figure of 124,711 casualties including both killed and wounded and 286,358 buildings and homes destroyed. Richard Rhodes, historian, put deaths at over 100,000, injuries at a million and homeless residents at a million. These casualty and damage figures could be low

The United State president at the time, Franklin D. Roosevelt,    Should we disinter Roosevelt have him hung as a war criminal?   Or do remember the words of William T. Sherman:  “:War is Hell?”   I say the latter.  What say you?

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