Thursday, August 6, 2015

Forgive me Father...

“Never, never waste a minute on regret. It's a waste of time.”
-- President Harry Truman

"Here we are, 70 years after the nuclear obliteration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and I'm wondering if we've come even one step closer to a moral reckoning with our status as the world's only country to use atomic weapons to slaughter human beings. Will an American president ever offer a formal apology? Will our country ever regret the dropping of “Little Boy” and “Fat Man,” those two bombs that burned hotter than the sun? Will it absorb the way they instantly vaporized thousands of victims, incinerated tens of thousands more, and created unimaginably powerful shockwaves and firestorms that ravaged everything for miles beyond ground zero? Will it finally come to grips with the “black rain” that spread radiation and killed even more people -- slowly and painfully -- leading in the end to a death toll for the two cities conservatively estimated at more than 250,000?" ~ Christian Appy

We must never forget what we did here, what happened to innocent people here and why our justification for it seems to change over the years. Will we ever have regrets? Or is it just a waste of time.

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