There is a woman in my class who is the I-need-to-justify-myself-every-day-by-spouting-off-my-knowledge types who loves to go off on tangents. While discussing the effects of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasake, this woman went off about the ethics of dropping the bombs on Japan. Her argument was that we should have dropped the bombs on Europe; specifically Germany instead of Japan. According to this woman, "Why didn't we drop the bombs on Germany? Why did we have to drop them on Japan?"
As I sat there listening to the woman yammer on so adamantly about something she clearly didn't know too much about, I couldn't take it anymore. I raised my hand and said something to the effect of, "The reason we didn't drop the bombs on Europe is because the European theater of the war was over by the time we dropped them on Japan. Hitler was dead; Germany had surrendered. V-E Day was in May. We didn't drop the bombs on Japan until August."
Moral of this tale: Don't get on a soapbox unless you actually know what you're talking about.