Originally Posted by Emperor Devon
I will repeat myself: they lived in a city that was the target of an atomic bomb. Since they lived there, they died. What should we have done? Arranged an evacuation?
You bomb, gee, a military target. Or a government target. Or just bomb their unpopulated areas to show them what we have the power to do to them IF they don't surrender. But bombing civilians amounts to terrorism and that's exactly what it was. Had the Nazis done it we'd have rounded up those responsible and hanged them as war criminals.