Ah yes, but then the question becomes "was it actually necessary?"
I hate the idea of us dropping those bombs, especially since they apparently almost cheated me out of my wonderful Japanese professor, who lived in the city they were trying to bomb (even though they missed both times).
I don't believe that wars should ever involve citizens in the way those bombs involved them. When you watch movies like Grave of the Fireflies and Barefoot Gen, you see just how bad the after effects were. My own personal opinion is that the US used the bombs to show off our potential power. I mean, the southern half of the Shikoku region is almost uninhabitied. If they had to drop it, why didn't they pick a less populated area? Japan may be crowded, but there are plenty of very rural areas.
The A-bomb was a mistake, and should never have been used.
Also:That's not a good reason, and there's always another opinion.Originally Posted by jaam0927