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Gen Tibbets dies

2007-11-01 23:29:17.838596+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Paul Warfield Tibbets Jr, commander of the Enola Gay, dead at 92.

Gen Tibbets had asked for no funeral nor headstone as he feared opponents of the bombing may use it as a place of protest, the friend, Gerry Newhouse, said.

If you wanna know why I often distance myself from "anti-war" organizations, even when I'm against the U.S. involvement in a specific conflict, that's one of the reasons.

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#Comment Re: anti war protesters at funerals made: 2007-11-03 20:11:23.932809+00 by: andylyke

Something I've concluded recently is that a large portion of the "peace" movement exhibits extraordinary anger. Somehow I can't see Gandhi carrying on at the funeral of someone with whom he disagreed.