Thanks But No Thanks: Author Wants You to Give Thanks to the USSR
Some of our friends on the Left are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the West’s victory in the Cold War by trying to write the good guys out of the story. Maybe the most egregious example comes from Brian T. Brown at The Daily Beast, in a piece based on his upcoming book and headlined "9 Reasons to Thank the USSR: How We Got the Cold War Wrong."
Brown starts off with a claim that "we fired the first shot" in the Cold War, during the final days of World War Two. He says President Truman "rushed" to drop the atom bomb on Japan, not just to achieve final victory over Japan, but to "prevent the Soviets from joining the battle in the Pacific."
Now that's just dumb.