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Were the Americans wrong to drop the atomic bomb on japan?

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2007-07-01 11:54:40

The American answer at the time was "no" because it shortened

the war, a war which they had not started, thus saving many lives.

But many would say "yes" because:

1) Horrendous civilian suffering resulted from it.

2) It put, and puts to this day, America in an invidious position

as the only country in the world to have deliberately inflicted

atomic weapons on their fellow human beings. This is not good news

for America at a time when its reputation internationally is

already, for many people, that of a murderous and unscrupulous


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