Thursday, August 6, 2015

Did we have to nuke 'em?

As time gives us a better perspective on our use of the bomb on two Japanese cities, how do you now answer the question, Did U.S. Have to Drop Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

I have a feeling that at the time it made sense, but war time sense usually turns out to be very flawed, with more and more decisions made by the many brevetted to beyond the level of their incompetence.  We praise warriors lest we admit to deep sadness over our war.  Think about out recent continuing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The USA won the WWII.  The USA nuked two cities.  I'm surprised we haven't used them again.  The devastation is quick, vast and enduring.  I have an aunt who was a child in Nagasaki.  She could not have children or decided not too due to the radiation dose she received.  War sucks.  War is death.  War is destruction.  And we all have very short memories, so what shall we bomb Iran?

 

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