"I am not a good American...I prefer to form my own opinions" - George Carlin
65 years ago, the citizens of Hiroshima, Japan did not have the benefit of the information below...not that it would have done them much good.
The eventual casualties were estimated to be upwards of 160,000. Most of them civilians. Many, many, many of the deaths, slow and agonizing.
Regardless of which school of thought one is an adherent of...should we have, or should we not have...it doesn't much matter to the dead.
Oh, incidentially...we have never apologized for this event to the Japanese.
And please, do not tell me about Japanese atrocities in China in the 30's and 40's. I will simply delete your comment because you obviously don't get the point of this post.