Tuesday, August 09, 2005

August 9th in Nagasaki

The Nagasaki Broadcasting Corporation has some translated interviews from people who survived the atomic blast in 1945.

These stories about the reality of nuclear weapons are disturbing, but perhaps the most disturbing thing is the fact that while I assumed it would've been horrific, It's easy to 'forget' exactly how horrific it was. It's not like I was there - more that 'it-never-happend-to-me' so it becomes easier to rationalize away in your head... How possible is it that some trigger happy moron with a similar mindset (and a big grudge) decides nuclear weapons are a good idea?

From Ampontan over at Japundit:
  • Whether you want to ban the bomb or think the type of weapon used isn't the problem, whether you think the decision to drop the bomb was entirely justified or driven by racism,and in particular, if you're one of those people who thinks Japan didn't learn anything from the war, and especially if you're from China and South Korea,

    You owe it to yourself to read these stories.

Go read them. Be horrified. Remember.

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