Saturday, August 16, 2008

Atomic Bomb Anniversary Update

Briefly noted, some further commentary on the anniversary of the attack on Hiroshima:

• Open Democracy published "the text of a peace declaration issued on 6 August 2008 by the mayor of Hiroshima, Tadatoshi Akiba" to mark the anniversaries of the two bombs. Among other things, it calls for the abolition of all nuclear weapons.

• In "Remembering the Bomb, Forgetting Why," Rick Moran, of Right Wing Nut House, vigorously insists on the necessity of using the bomb.  Although saying of the victims, "We pity them and ache for what they went through that horrible day," he counters exclusive sympathy for their plight with a call to pay equal attention to the sufferings of the far more numerous victims of Japanese imperialism and conquest.

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