Talk:Debate:Was the United States right to drop atomic bombs so quickly on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
No Way. Murder of civilians is wrong be they Nazi, Japanese, American, or other. The amount of deaths that would be at the result of invasion would have been Far less then the mass murder of Citizens, Soldiers or otherwise. America as well established as it is cannot think of itself as the police of the world.
Two atomic bombs saved countless lives at the end of World War 2. The bombing of other Japanese cities with conventional bombs had already produced huge civilian casualties. The bombing of civilian populations was practiced by all sides during the war. This would have continued even after Operation Olympic was slated to kick off on the 1st of November of 1945. The bombings would have continued even after Operation Coronet was to start on the 1st of March, 1946. The entire civilian population would by then die from diseases, starvation, invading forces, as well as the regular allied bombers coming every day. I can personally be thankful that two atomic bombs were able to prevent the aditional deaths of millions of people that wouldn't be here today along with their millions of ancestors. Especially the life of my father whose infantry division was slated to land just south of Tokyo Bay on March 1, 1946. If it weren't for atomic bombs dropped upon the Imperial Japanese homeland my brother, sister, and myself wouldn't be here today. Find information about Operation Downfall and base your opinions on historic facts instead of political fads. Especially if you are under the age of 30 and not one of us baby boomers born from those that had just survived a second world wide war that had just killed over 55 million people.--Roopilots6 17:35, 2 April 2007 (EDT)