Monday, August 06, 2007


History books are filled with the ugliness of war, but war was never so ugly as it was on this day in 1945. On that morning, 62 years ago, citizens of Hiroshima began the day as any other; shortly after 8 am their city no longer existed--the ugliness and sheer destructive power of war had arrived in their city.

Historians still argue whether the dropping of the first atomic bomb was indeed necessary, and they'll continue to argue about it for centuries. But, this is not the point of this post. After 6 decades, we have come full-circle and are again faced with the possibility of someone using an atomic bomb. This time, however, an American city will be at ground zero. That, I think, is the point of this post.

Something to think about.

***Here in Sacramento, survivors remember the day.

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