Monday, August 9, 2010


Mark Weber has written:
Apart from the moral questions involved, were the atomic bombings militarily necessary? By any rational yardstick, they were not. Japan already had been defeated militarily by June 1945. Almost nothing was left of the once mighty Imperial Navy, and Japan's air force had been all but totally destroyed. Against only token opposition, American war planes ranged at will over the country, and US bombers rained down devastation on her cities, steadily reducing them to rubble.
The Western Confucian has more quotes – and some other thoughts, as well as linking to the below.

Fellow monarchist Andrew Cusack posts on his debate on Hiroshima.

Over at The Independent, Robert Fisk offers his thoughts.

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