This entire film is predicated on the utterly false idea that America was too war-weary and out of money to complete its victory against Japan in WWII and would have had no choice but to negotiate a peace deal giving Japan huge concessions to end the war if we didn't raise enough money from war bonds. This ridiculous premise (spoken in the film by Treasury Department character "Bud Gerber" played by John Slattery) was never the case for one moment. While the USMC was fighting on Iwo Jima, the United States was spending TWO BILLION DOLLARS (in 1945 money, no less!) on the Manhattan Project to create the atomic bomb, so I hardly think we were strapped for cash! And as far as being war weary goes, we had just defeated the Nazis and were celebrating total victory in Europe, so the idea that we would lack the will to finish the job of punishing Japan for bombing Pearl Harbor and leave them with military power intact to use in the future is patently absurd.