For all of you who are critical of Israel for doing everything necessary to secure the safety of their country and their citizens, for those who call them animals and barbarians and worse, let me drag two names from the dust bowl of history — Hiroshima and Nagasaki!

The annihilation of these two Japanese cities ended WWII. By design, we killed thousands of children, thousands of women — we killed everything there — to stop an enemy that attacked us without provocation, an enemy so barbarous that they would not even sign the Geneva Convention.

We destroyed every school, every hospital — everything — not to end the war but to end it sooner! We call Truman a hero and Netanyahu a murderer? The argument is stupid!

Israel MUST do what is necessary to protect its citizens, period! They should be applauded for their restraint! If you are wondering what we would have done if put in their shoes, just remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Steve Marcaurele

retired

Baton Rouge