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Bombing Hiroshima changed the world, but it didn't end WWII :The United States of war crimes, World War II

Bombing Hiroshima changed the world, but it didn't end WWII

By Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick

Pesident Obama’s visit to Hiroshima on Friday has rekindled public debate about the U.S. atomic bombings of Japan — one largely suppressed since the Smithsonian canceled its Enola Gay exhibit in 1995. Obama, aware that his critics are ready to pounce if he casts the slightest doubt on the rectitude of President Harry S. Truman’s decision to use atomic bombs, has opted to remain silent on the issue. This is unfortunate. A national reckoning is overdue.
Most Americans have been taught that using atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 was justified because the bombings ended the war in the Pacific, thereby averting a costly U.S. invasion of Japan. This erroneous contention finds its way into high school history te

Added: Aug-9-2016 Occurred On: May-26-2016
By: Masaki Miyamoto
Tags: The United States, war crimes, World War II
Location: United States (load item map)
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