“I understand that the bombing ended the war, and I think that it couldn’t be helped,” Kyodo News agency quoted Kyuma as saying in a speech at a university in Chiba, just east of Tokyo. The question begs is this a retarded statement?
Many are now classifying American bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki out to be American war crimes, an believe that America was wrong in using the nuclear bombs on Japan to end the war.
Estimates of casualties for an invasion of the Japanese homeland varied but Americans expected tens of millions of Japanese would be killed in addition to two million Americans. Aside from the fact that long term effects of radiation were not understood until after the war. Estimates very with how many were killed but approximately 140,000 had died in Hiroshima by the bomb and its associated effects and Nagasaki roughly 74,000.
I defy anyone who is not retarded, to do the math on this and actually wish for what would have been a monumental loss of life with an American invasion of Japan.