Truman used the atomic bomb to shortening the war in the
Pacific and to save the lives of Americans and to keep
American public opinion positive. Truman's defense in
using atomic weapons was that it protected and saved
thousands of American lives and money that would have
had to been used to fight the war.
I disagree with President Truman's reasoning in dropping
an atomic weapon. I feel that Truman could have used
different tactics to get the Japanese to surrender. By
dropping an atomic bomb the United States killed
thousands of innocent civilians. While I disagree with
dropping bombs, I feel that by dropping a different type
of bomb would have had the same effect and spared lives.
Also to drop a second atomic bomb only a few days later
on Nagasaki was unnecessary. The effects of the atomic
bomb affected the lives of Japan for years to come.
say that by dropping an atomic bomb the US saved
thousands of lives. How is this true when ten years
later there was an increase of children dying of
leukemia and other diseases caused by radiation? In his
book, The Threat of Impending Disaster, Robert J.
Lifton, talks about how the survivors appeared healthy
for over ten years and suddenly their hair would fall
out unexpectedly and they would die. When I was younger
I read a book called Sadako and the Thousand Paper
Cranes by Eleanor Coerr. Sadako Sasaki, a young Japanese
girl, on the threshold of adolescence, developed
leukemia in 1955, from the effects of radiation caused
by the bombing of Hiroshima. It explains how Sadako was
only an infant when the bombs were dropped in the city
of Hiroshima, her mother was holding her and they were
outside their home. Her grandparents were in...