This week marks the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Japan. To begin the acknowledgement of that atrocity, Truthdig reprints this August 2007 piece by our editor-in-chief, Robert Scheer.
“Petition,” a 1955 paper and Indian ink artwork, on display at the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Exhibition at the American University Museum in Washington, D.C. The exhibition commemorates the 70th anniversary of the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. (Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP)
By Robert Scheer | Truthdig Archives July 31, 2015
During a week of mayhem in Iraq, in which terrorists have rightly been condemned for targeting schoolchildren, it is sobering to recall that this week is also the 62nd [in 2007] anniversary of a U.S. attack that deliberately took the lives of thousands of children on their way to school in the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. As noted in the Strategic…
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