By John Stratton
...Why don’t we understand this simple playground fact? Punching someone in the face makes them want to hit back. And if they can’t hit back now, they will hit back later or their friend will hit back and feel justified and full of righteousness about doing it.
At the end of WWII the US chose to treat the enemy humanely, in contrast to the end of WWI. We helped feed them, helped them rebuild their cities, and helped them reestablish their industries. We don’t always agree with Germany and Japan, but we have had a stable and fruitful peace for seventy years. FULL STORY