Actually, I believe that we had six bombs. But that is beside the point, I think. Two seemed to be enough.
Jon Gary Smith wrote: > Also, they only had the two bombs. To make more would take months of > refining the ore and building the bombs. To use one in an ineffective way > would have been a waste of precious resources that could finish the war > quickly and with fewer casualties. > > K'aya K'ama, > Gerald/gary Smith gszion1 @juno.com http://www > .geocities.com/rameumptom/index.html > "No one is as hopelessly enslaved as the person who thinks he's free." - > Johann Wolfgang von Goethe > > > > At 05:33 AM 11/9/2002 -0700, Steven wrote: > >Stephen, > > > >Perhaps you're right, but I still fail to see how the United States > >maintained the moral high ground by bombing civilians. I think a > >"demonstration" about 5 miles offshore might have accomplished the same > >purpose. > > This is an excellent question. The rationale at the time was that a > "demonstration" of nuclear power would also demonstrate an unwillingness > to > use that power against people - thus negating its effectiveness. It was > obviously a difficult decision either way. I find it hard to support > second quessing the men who had to make it without our 50 years of > hindsight. > > Rick Mathis > > ________________________________________________________________ > Sign Up for Juno Platinum Internet Access Today > Only $9.95 per month! > Visit www.juno.com > > //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// // > /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// > /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// > //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// / > > > ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^================================================================ This email was sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n.YXJjaGl2 Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^================================================================