Don’t listen to me condemning Bush for bequeathing to my children a legacy of renewed nuclear terror we were, hearteningly, just getting out from underneath. Listen to someone who knows. “Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba said the United States worshipped nuclear weapons as ‘God’ and blamed it for jeopardizing the global nuclear non-proliferation regime.” CommonDreams
Related: Nicholas Kristof: ‘Blood on Our Hands’:
Tomorrow will mark the anniversary of one of the most morally contentious events of the 20th century, the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. And after 58 years, there’s an emerging consensus: we Americans have blood on our hands.
There has been a chorus here and abroad that the U.S. has little moral standing on the issue of weapons of mass destruction because we were the first to use the atomic bomb. NY Times op-ed
And while we’re on the topic of the Bush regime’s crimes against humanity (no, it is not me who is being incendiary; read on): Military — Officials confirm dropping firebombs on Iraqi troops; results are ‘remarkably similar’ to using napalm.
“American jets killed Iraqi troops with firebombs – similar to the controversial napalm used in the Vietnam War – in March and April as Marines battled toward Baghdad.
Marine Corps fighter pilots and commanders who have returned from the war zone have confirmed dropping dozens of incendiary bombs near bridges over the Saddam Canal and the Tigris River. The explosions created massive fireballs.” Sign On San Diego
During the military action against Iraq, I posted an item about the suspicion that this was happening and of official denials.