Saturday, August 06, 2005

Apology not required

In the orgy of commentary about the 60th anniversary of the nuking, I am going to go counter and just say,
"It was right. It was just. It brought a nasty war to an end earlier than anyone thought. Today Japan is a strong democratic country like one no one would have immagined 60 years ago. That is what the Americans and Japanese bought with their collective blook. The Japanese are a good, strong people, ask anyone who has lived there or worked with them. As in Iraq, more often than not, they are our friends. Glad they are on our side. Anyone that thinks otherwise has an agenda, is historically ignorant, or is just wrong."

As for the "unmitigated horror of the atomic attack," don't forget about this nightmare. The past is the past. Learn from it, but don't be a slave to it.

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