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US Democrat's T-shirts Glorify Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Wednesday, August 24, 2005 Posted: 08:51 PM JST

US democratic blogger Oliver Willis is hawking Democratic Party t-shirts with the phrase "Truman Dropped The Bomb" (see sample here). It is truly sick. People complain about Japan being unaware of its history...

Those bombs killed 210,000 people in the most horrendous manner. Many of them women and children. Regardless of the controversial discussion of them shortening the war or not, these bombs are just as bad as chemical weapons. One should not be proud of using them.

The moment you glorify violence deliberately aimed at civilian populations, you loose all moral authority.

Leave a message at the Willis site to protest.

August 27, 2005:

After I wrote this, Japan Focus published a gem by the National Catholic Register: Was Hiroshima and Nagasaki a Sin?

The Second Vatican Council condemned our nation’s use of the atomic bomb. The Catechism repeats its denunciation verbatim in No. 2314:

“Every act of war directed to the indiscriminate destruction of whole cities or vast areas with their inhabitants is a crime against God and man, which merits firm and unequivocal condemnation.”

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1 comments so far post your own

1 | At 09:05pm on Sep 01 2005, John Zylstra wrote:
Some just think that because they are a USA citizen, they have the RIGHT to express their SICK feelings to all and have absolutly NO regards or BRAINS to even think what it means to so many that have been subject to their outbursts.Would not be surprised if he drives a Japanese car.
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