You’re aware that those German factories we bombed were full of civilians (largely slave labor) aren’t you?
Too bad you and Gandhi weren’t there to negotiate a peaceful settlement for us. The war couldn’t have gone on for much more than another decade or so.
Are you under the impression that they only bombed factories directly involved in armament production, or is it that anything connected to the economy which somehow down the line contributes to killing on the front is fair game? That’s been our policy, if not officially, since Sherman, so I guess yours is the established opinion. But it still seems uncivilized and frankly criminal to me.
By the way, I suggest you read up on what “strategic” bombing actually entailed. That factory business is a myth, by the way. They deliberately targeted barracks, apartment complexes, homes, etc. The only way you can accurately call it strategic bombing is if strategy was to kill as many civilians as possible to frighten the nation into surrender. And that’s what it was, essentially: a terror campaign.
You can say it would’ve drug on for a decade. Don’t ask what would happen if we demanded something else than unconditional surrender. Modern warfare means unconditional surrender, and peace is something to worry about afterwards, perhaps shortly before the next war. I bet if they had instituted the barbaric Morgenthau Plan you’d say that was necessary, too.