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Comrade_Goldstein Donating Member (59 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-05-03 10:42 AM
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20. There was no excuse for it
The atomic bombings in Japan were morally abhorant at best, and an evil act of racism at the worst. Our government knew fully well of what would happen if those bombs were to be detonated, they were in the deserts in practice settings, and all of the setups in the testing area were destroyed in the area, we knew full well the destructive capability of the bomb. What's worst is that Truman was a racist, especially against those who were Japanese or East Asian in general. Regardless of this however, it was just plain morally wrong to knowingly kill innocent civillians when there are alternatives. It is a war crime to chose a method that will kill civillians to save your own military personnel. Yes what the Japanese soldiers did was wrong, however that does not justify our dropping of the bomb.
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