The Higher the Death Count, the Bigger the Lies….

This is the anniversary of the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima.

In announcing the attack to America and the world, President Harry Truman declared: “The world will note that the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, a military base. That was because we wished in this first attack to avoid, insofar as possible, the killing of civilians. But that attack is only a warning of things to come. If Japan does not surrender, bombs will have to be dropped on her war industries and, unfortunately, thousands of civilian lives will be lost.”

Hiroshima was actually a major city with more than a third of a million people prior to its incineration.
Anyone with a map of Japan could have confirmed its civilian status.

The coverups and suppression of evidence after the bomb hit Hiroshima are not quite the triumph of democracy which World War Two was supposed to epitomize.


, ,

One Response to The Higher the Death Count, the Bigger the Lies….

  1. Marc August 6, 2009 at 10:28 pm #

    It is not amazing that those elected to high public office rarely tell the truth. What is amazing, however, is that Americans do not question what those politicians utter. The fire bombing of Dresden (one bob for every two residents) was a similar exercise in sheer vindictiveness. The city was a cultural jewel was of no military importance. Jim, no doubt some world class beer halls bit the dust during the carnage.