Richard White comments

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Very sad, but so is the oil still leaking out if the USS Arizona on the bottom of Pearl Harbor. While it is sad, the bombing of Japan by use of atomic weapons did save up to estimated 500,000 to 800,000 Allied serviceman lives by ending the war before an invasion of the Japanese homeland. Add to this the number of deaths of both civilian and military Japanese lives and wounded and one can begin to understand President Truman's dilemma. We must never forget all the innocent lives lost in the years before those fateful days, China, Korea, The Philipines, and the Batan Death March, must also be remembered and factored in. I can write this today because my father was on his way to take part in the Japanese Homeland invasion, but instead spent his time helping beginning the rebuilding process.

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