Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Give Peace a Chance

Indian Hindu and Muslim students in Ahmedabad, India pray for those killed in Hiroshima, Japan to promote world peace at their school. Tens of thousands bowed their heads at a ceremony in Hiroshima, Japan Wednesday, the 63rd anniversary of the world's first atomic attack, as the city's mayor criticized countries that refused to abandon their bombs.
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Would the world be a better place today, had the decision to drop the first atomic bomb to bring a war to an end, not been made?

If America abandoned its bombs, would the world live in peace, stability, and prosperity?

Give peace a chance: Support a strong and robust American military. Those who serve in uniform are the peace keepers.

And even though my language may come across as "flippant", I take the gravity of the topic very seriously. The dropping of The Bomb was horrific and I take no pleasure in the destruction and in the many lives lost. But what was the alternative? Prolonged war, more suffering, and more American soldiers not coming home to their families?

Visitors look at a picture of a broken clock showing the time 8:15 that the world's first atomic bomb was dropped in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan. Hiroshima marks the 63rd anniversary of the dropping of the first use of an atomic bomb in war, on August 6 the day the bomb was dropped in 1945. Around 140,000 people were killed by the bomb and the aftermath of the attack, an attack the U.S. claim helped bring an early end to World War II in the Pacific.
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Blogger Indigo Red said...

Give peace a chance? Why? What has peace brought us? Another war. Then more war and after that even more war. Sometimes though, peace brings starvation and mass killings in countries too far away for anyone to care about because, damn, peace is so good to us here.

Peace. A dangerous idea.

Thursday, August 07, 2008 9:17:00 PM  

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