“When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and you argue about what to do about it only after you have had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.” J. Robert Oppenheimer
I find this suggestion that the atomic bomb was ‘technically sweet’ pretty ridiculous, offensive even.
What is technically sweet about the mass murder of 50,000 people?
You know, if the U.S. had wanted to make an impact on Japan with the atomic bomb, they could have chosen almost ANY target EXCEPT a city thriving with civilians on their way to school, work, what have you.
If the U.S. had dropped an atom bomb on a military station far away from a city, the Japanese would have been able to see the immense destructive powers the bombs were capable of without having to loose thousands and thousands of innocent people… not to mention years of radiation sickness, mutation, etc at the bomb sites after that.
Just my opinion… what do ya’ll think?