Hiroshima and Mass Murder?
“…nothing can be more abhorrent to the Christian man than wholesale slaughter.” Charles Spurgeon
Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892): A Baptist pastor and author from London.
I voiced to him my grave misgivings, first on the basis of my belief that Japan was already defeated and that dropping the bomb was completely unnecessary, and secondly because I thought that our country should avoid shocking world opinion by the use of a weapon whose employment was, I thought, no longer mandatory as a measure to save American lives.—Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower (to Sec. of War before the dropping of the bomb)
Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969): American General and 34th President of the United States.
The Japanese had, in fact, already sued for peace. The atomic bomb played no decisive part, from a purely military point of view, in the defeat of Japan. — Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz
Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz (1885-1966) Leading US Navy authority on submarines, playing a major role in WWII.
The atomic bomb had nothing to do with the end of the war at all. — Major General Curtis LeMay
Major General Curtis LeMay (1906-1990) Planned and implemented effective and controversial strategic bombing campaign in the Pacific Theater of WWII.
The first atomic bomb was an unnecessary experiment … It was a mistake to ever drop it … [the scientists] had this toy and they wanted to try it out, so they dropped it …— Fleet Admiral William Halsey, Jr
Fleet Admiral William Halsey, Jr (1882-1959) An American Admiral in the Unites States Navy during WWII.
The United States killed 1.2 million innocent Japanese civilians in World War II. World War II was not the “Good War.”
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