Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 04:22:24 +0200
- Comments for Strike The Root Blog
Comment on What will I say when my children ask me… by Jeff Langr
I used to buy into the notion of “think of all the lives that were saved.” What a crock of shit. The two bombings of tens of thousands of innocent civilians ranks up there with all the other many monstrous evils of the 20th century. The bombing of Dresden can be added to the atrocities committed by the US (along with the Allies in this case).
A very simple point can be made: They could have chosen to focus the bombs on military targets, which are supposed to be fair game during wartime. They chose not to, and there is absolutely no excusing that.
I add, though, a note to Holocaust deniers, because I’ve seen some of their whinings: It doesn’t wipe away the shit perpetrated by Germans, Turks, and other European nations during WWII.