Saturday, August 06, 2005
Sixty Years Later
::Memory of "the original Ground Zero" is dying
::The birth of "Mere Terror"
::Doubts over Tokyo Tribunal's legitimacy linger
"Whether Harry Truman was right or wrong in using the atomic bomb to raze Hiroshima in 1945 is now academic. But imagine the scenario if the Allies had lost that war for control of the Pacific Ocean: Japan would now be an economic powerhouse, the streets of North America would be teeming with Japanese cars and sushi bars, and karaoke would be all the rage."
~ William Bedford in a letter to the Globe and Mail, August 4 2005
at 1:37 PM