60% of the US people still think this was the right thing to do. (Classic “not in my backyard” thinking).
Today is the 70th anniversary of the first atomic bomb being dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, by a US aircraft.
The bombing – and a second one on Nagasaki three days later – claimed the lives of at least 140,000 people in the city. Half died slowly, over several weeks/ months from radiation, burns and dehydration.
A Japanese report on the bombing characterized Nagasaki as “like a graveyard with not a tombstone standing”