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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