Good morning, everyone…
This was a “small” bomb by today’s standards of modern warfare.
Yes, David Brookbank, the United States has been the only country ever to use an atomic weapons in a time of war, and on this date, allowing for the International Dateline, we dropped the Fat Boy A-bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. Let us hope and pray that our saber-rattling and aggression in the Middle East do not lead us to the virtual stage in Nagasaki where they still are counting the dead. Let us hope and sincerely pray no one ever uses nuclear weapons again.
Just remember, we elected George Bush President, and thus we as citizens bear an equal responsibility for the unjust, inhumane and simply evil acts that have been performed in his term of office. That, like remembering the anniversary of the bombing of Japan with nuclear weapons, is well worth remembering.
Picture courtesy of Dave Laird’s personal archives and the original author may be the Department of the Defense.