Do They Have "Liberty" In Iran and North Korea?

"Everyone should be prepared to fight for liberty. Our laws give us our freedom and I think that's worth fighting for."

Charles Donald Albury
Co-pilot of the plane that dropped the A-bomb on Nagasaki, Japan

"When Tibbets dropped the bomb, we dropped our instruments and made our left turn. Then this bright light hit us and the top of that mushroom cloud was the most terrifying, but also the most beautiful, thing you've ever seen in your life. Every color in the rainbow seemed to be coming out of it."

Charles Donald Albury (1920-2009)

The 10,200-pound explosive instantly killed an estimated 40,000 people. Another 35,000 died from injuries and radiation sickness. Japan surrendered on Aug. 14.


Roadkill said...

Geez, Sunny, you talk about the atomic bombing of Japan like it was a bad thing.

Sunny B. said...

rk: Of course I think dropping the bomb on Japan was a bad thing. Anytime we have to resort of killing our fellow humans, to me, it's a bad thing. However, it might have been a necessary thing. But then again, Truman might have OK'd it -- even though the invenitable end was coming and Japan would lose the war -- to demonstrate to Russia what exactly the US had.

Then again, I didn't say anything about the good or bad side of dropping the bomb. I quote led to search out the picture of the atomic bomb explosion and a constrasting photo of the black-and-white results on the ground.

But you probably took the post as another example of proof that I'm just a sissy-pants, bleeding-heart liberal.