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Hiroshima Didn't Have to Happen

"A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and
raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom." - Thomas Paine, "Common Sense," 1776

Fifty-six years ago this month, we became the first and only nation to use nuclear weapons in
warfare. The world was told that the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were justified in
order to bring a swift end to the war without a costly and bloody invasion of Japan's home islands.
This, to put it charitably, was a lie. No less an authority than General Dwight Eisenhower has
stated unequivocally: "It wasn't necessary to hit them with that awful thing."

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