Monday, August 6, 2012

Japan Observes 67th Anniversary of Hiroshima Attack

At London's Daily Mail, "Prayers for peace: Japanese light hundreds of lanterns to mark the 67th anniversary of those killed in Hiroshima bombings."

I post on this every year and it's always the same thing: the U.S. was horrible for dropping the bomb, etc., etc., and so forth.

But the U.S. decision to drop the bomb shortened the war and saved lives. Sixty-seven years later the world community lives under an American peace that allows such protests. When the U.S. pulls back from international leadership --- whenever that day arrives, this century or beyond --- there won't be any such guarantees of peace and prosperity, no automatic safety of the U.S.-led international order.

More at Telegraph UK, "Harry Truman's grandson arrives in Japan for Hiroshima visit."