4:40 PM, May 1, 2009 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
To his credit, Jon Stewart acknowledges how "stupid" and "dumb" it was to accuse Harry Truman of war crimes his decision to use nuclear weapons against Japan. As we noted yesterday, the charge came in the middle of an interview with Cliff May, head of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, who appeared on the show Wednesday night. Contrary to Stewart's apology, the comment didn't just slip out. He seemed to think long and hard before making and then repeating it later in the show. As for the apology itself, I'll let Allapundit do the dissection:
At least, and for whatever reason, Stewart felt compelled to retract the statement upon further reflection, which is more than one can say for the lemmings who eagerly followed him off the cliff. How would history have judged a man who could have saved thousands of American lives but chose instead to adhere to some misplaced and misguided sense of idealism? We may yet find out.