Strange, I'm reading about that right now.
Last year I read Hiroshima by John Hershey. That kind of freaked me out, but the reality is that in retaliation for the deaths of thousands, we killed millions. Which I say is F***KED!
But that's war. WW2 was to me the most devastating war out there. 9 million killed in concentration camps, and then the Japanese internment camps, Pearl Harbor, The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, not to mention the damage the labeled 'hibakusha' had to face, Britian's air raids..and so on.
Do I think we should publisize the bombings more? Yes, but we can't do anything now. However, after words, the US people were uneasy about the deaths and radiation treatments. But guilt doesn't matter. It doesn't change the US killed millions.
And obviously, Truman didn't feel bad because he was threatening Stalin next and felt he had enough weapons to wipe off the Red Army.
And even J. Robert Oppenheimer, director of the atom bomb design team told Truman that most scientists in the Manhattan Project would not continue.
"I feel we have blood on our hands", he told Truman, and Truman snapped back, "It'll all come out in the wash."
Immediately after we threatened Stalin and the Reds. Especially since the US arsenal in 1947 was more than a dozen A bombs.
Are we learning from the past? I hope so. At least now we hopefully won't give another ruthless attack such as the Japanese bombings, because now we have the nuclear weapons to take out all of humanity, and as do other countries.