|Reviews for Atomic Bomb Justification|
| Mike Hawk 5/14/13 . chapter 1
it was good. keep up the good work mah homie yo doggy dog.
| Guest 5/9/13 . chapter 1
| Guest 1/8/13 . chapter 1
a bibliography would be greatly appreciated
| Anonymous 12/12/12 . chapter 1
Wow. Look at all those people in the comments missing the point. Before I talk about this, allow me to address your other reviewers.
"So, abortion is bad, but atomic bombs aren't?"
Irrelevant. One is an act of war, one is not. This is not a suitable argument.
"Innocents were killed!"
As they would have been had the bombs not been dropped. Know how many people were killed in the bombings? About 200,000. Know how many would have died from a full-scale, D-Day style invasion? Millions. Including civilians. And let's not forget, of course, that we're speaking about the Imperial Army here-the very same army who, before being bombed, was mass-producing terrible firearms and issuing them to civilians. The Japanese were taught-and this is important-to NEVER surrender. No matter who you were, it was more honorable to fight and die for the emperor than to surrender. If the Allies had invaded Japan in a naval invasion, it would have been a bloodbath. Fixed machine guns and artillery would have shredded any troops storming the beaches. The thick jungles would have given the Japanese excellent points for sniping, bayonet charges, and ambushes. And, once they reached the city, there would have not only been the rest of the Imperial Army and whatever resources they could scrounge up to deal with, but armed civilians as well. Really it boils down to this; do you like less death or more? If you like less, then the bomb is clearly justified. If you like more, then you obviously are either messed up in the head, or need to learn more about military tactics, Japanese history (especially religious beliefs and military history), and history in general.
Japan wasn't communist.
Also, I hate to be "that guy", but WW2 never officially ended, as Russia and Japan were supposed to negotiate borders and territory before declaring their conflicts over, and never did.
For the record, I don't agree with the statement that the bomb was used as a revenge weapon-Truman had ordered Japanese rice crops and cities firebombed before, and continually asked for an unconditional Japanese surrender. When they refused, he dropped the first bomb. When they still refused, he dropped a second. It was either the bombs or an invasion, and Truman made the only decision he could have in that position; end the war as fast and with as little bloodshed as possible. In dropping the bomb, he did just that.
| XIV.Xion 10/12/12 . chapter 1
Okay, I just finished reading your other essay on abortion, and, after reading this one, I must admit that you have confused me. You think that the killing of an unborn fetus is morally wrong, but when it comes to bombing people who attacked the U.S., you're okay with that? Besides, if you think that it was okay to drop not one, but TWO ATOMIC BOMBS on Japan because it avenged those killed at Pearl Harbor, wouldn't Japan have been justified if they had chosen to bomb us back? The bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki killed thousands of people, many of them civilians. People who had never bombed anyone. Innocent children were killed. Mothers and pregnant women were killed. And many suffered radiation sickness. I am proud to be an American, but that does NOT mean that I am in any way proud of what Americans have done in the past. How can you justify killing thousands of innocent people? What happened at Pearl Harbor was devastating, but so was what happened in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I have to ask myself whether anyone really won the war.
| not logged in 10/6/12 . chapter 1
There are a few technical issues with this essay. In the very first sentence you wrote the word "American" where it should be "America." In the second sentence, the word "military" does not have to be capitalized. The same goes for "atomic bombs" in the following sentence. The second time you write a name of something (i.e. 'Little Boy', 'Manhattan Project'), you do not need to write quotes. A major problem is the sentence, "Robert was a Jewish German ... the NAZI, AKA the national socialist." You should not refer to Dr. Oppenheimer by his first name. He is not your friend; you do not know him personally. Second, "Nazi" and "a.k.a." should not be in all caps. Finally, instead of "the national socialist," which would refer to one person, you should write "the National Socialist Party" or maybe even "the National Socialist German Workers' Party."
Also, the atomic bombs were not dropped to get revenge for the Pearl Harbor attack. The goal was to swiftly end the war. The attacks were used in an attempt to push Japan to surrender.
Japan was not a communist nation in the 1940s. It never has been.
Even if you are an American citizen now, you were not one during World War II. Do not include yourself when referring to actions by the U.S. For example, your sentence, "We could have been weakened in the sense of that our military could have been reduced drastically," is not accurate because you, having not even been born, would not have been "weakened" in any way.
You need to understand that it is not considered glorious to have dropped the atomic bombs. There were many civilian casualties in the attacks, and many who did not die immediately or soon after the attacks suffered from radiation-related maladies such as cancer.
Finally, make sure to check your grammar. Some sentences begin with one type of grammar structure but then end with another. This will confuse readers.
| cd11 10/4/12 . chapter 1
It was a hard choice fro Truman to make. But it was the right one. If the Good lord is willing. No leader will ever have to make it again.
| Robert Orville Berkshire 9/28/12 . chapter 1
You support killing thousands of people with atomic bombs, yet don't support abortion.