By Jamal Whiteman
Right wing commentator Ann Coulter has praised the nuclear bombs dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima as blessings from God.
In a radio interview on WEHW, Coulter said the bombings of the two Japanese cities, which killed more than 200,000 people, saved American lives. However some historians believe that Japan was already close to surrender.
“I thank God that Truman dropped those bombs,” said Coulter. “It enabled Americans to come home, and that’s all that really matter. I really don’t care how many Japs it killed.”
“Hiroshima ended a war we didn’t start & saved a million lives. We need to make sure EVERY TIME there’s a sneak attack, this happens,” said Coulter on Twitter.
President Barack Obama was recently in Hiroshima, where he laid a wreath to honor the victims of the nuclear attacks. This action has incensed Republiacans, who accused him of apologizing for America’s actions. (He didn’t.)
According to Salon, Coulter used the trip to cast doubt on Obama’s birthplace.
“For someone ‘born in Hawaii,’ you’d think Obama would prefer visiting Pearl Harbor,” tweeted Coulter.