In his own words, the American President: "…We have used it in order to shorten the agony of war, in order to save the lives of thousands and thousands of young Americans…We shall continue to use it until we completely destroy Japan's power to make war. Only a Japanese surrender will stop us…" (Document H) From the President's own mouth come the words he uses to justify the use of the Atomic bombs. Truman notes that using the bombs will shorten and end the war and save many, many American lives. He also speaks of the continued use of the Atomic Bomb, if Japan refuses to surrender, meaning that he had such a desire to avoid further war, he would stop at nothing to stop such war from continuing into the future. The argument that Harry Truman used the Atomic Bomb as a way to end the war and halt casualties, both American and Japanese alike, and to shorten and effectively end the Second World War is one that has been accepted universally as the reason for the end of the Second World War since it's inception.
Finally, it helped Americans come together and realize that every person in America was affected by the attack. To begin with, the leader of Al Qaudea, Osama Bin Laden, sent terrorists to bomb the Twin Towers to try and tear our nation apart, but all he did was make us closer and even more powerful. He sent his people to take flying lessons in Florida in order to fly the plane into the towers and the Pentagon. Their plan was to bomb the Twin Towers, Pentagon, and White House, but they failed to complete their mission. Instead they only succeeded in the Twin Tower destruction, because the Pentagon was still standing, and the last plane crashed in a field in Pensylvannia.
Even scientists who worked on building the bomb were opposed to its use. Crimes of humanity are usually murder, extermination, enslavement, deportation, and other inhumane acts committed against any civilian. The dropping of the Atomic bomb killed thousands of people and scarred all the people who survived permanently. Seven scientist, who had helped build the bomb, submitted a report to the Interim Committee, which advised the President, saying “If the United Sates were to be the first to release this new means of indiscriminate destruction upon mankind, she would sacrifice public support throughout the world, precipitate the race for armaments, and prejudice the possibility of reaching and international agreement on the future control of such weapons” (John Toland, ibid, p. 762). The scientists are the ones that know best about the bomb, they were the ones that built and designed it.
Assess this argument: ‘Killing is wrong if and only if it deprives a person of a valuable future life; some terminally ill people do not have a valuable future life; so it is not wrong to kill them’. Voluntary euthanasia is the ending of human life and intentionally relieving pain that a patient is suffering due to a terminal illness such as cancer. By definition, diseases such as cancer, cannot be cured or sufficiently treated and are expected to result in the death of the patient within the near future. As they no longer see the remaining months left of their life valuable, ending their life now seems a rational request. Killing is a form of active euthanasia whereby a person is deliberately causing death of a patient.
In this essay the bombing of Japan by the US will be analysed and justified in my personal opinion. The bombs dropped in Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 9th 1945 and August 8th 1945 was completely necessary. The result of the atomic bomb being dropped meant that it ended the devastating Second World War, Japan learnt the error of its ways: they were barbaric and cruel to the allied prisoners they had captured; they did not follow the Geneva Convention. Also it ended many other conflicts with Japan. On August 9, 1945, President Harry Truman decided to drop and atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan.
For example, Truman based his decision on using the atomic bomb through a “military mind.” In President Truman’s radio address after the first atomic bombing on Japan, Truman states that we have used the bomb against those who attacked us without warning in Pearl Harbor, against those who have mistreated the American POW’s, and those who have ignored the international laws of warfare (H). Like all soldiers would hope for, Truman wanted to end the war fast against “those,” being the Japanese. He also might’ve wanted to get revenge after the U.S.’s devastating loss in Pearl Harbor. President Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan was the most logical thing to do because by doing so, Truman was able to eliminate potential deaths between both the Americans and Japanese. Truman was also able to end the war in a quicker
Their forces were destroyed yet they did not surrender. Even though Japan’s army had been destroyed by the United States and because they did not surrender the United States decided to drop the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. They later dropped another bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. Both cities were destroyed and unfortunately many of the people who died from these bombs were innocent civilians. Today there is still controversy over the bombings.
The Aftermath of Pearl Harbor U.S. History from 1877 to present Date Comments The Aftermath of Pearl Harbor 1 Abstract The bombing of Pearl Harbor was a way to get the United States involved in World War II, or it could have been due to the greed of Japan who wanted control of all of the Pacific area or the Japanese could have just been a pone in Hitler’s mission to take control over the world, any case, during the aftermath so many actions took place. Were these actions for the better or worse, was all the killing and destruction necessary, in the resources used for the research the answer to the question is yes. The research that is presented below will give a clear understanding of why individuals made their choices and whether they would be for the betterment of all concerned. You the reader can be the judge if the actions that took place improved the world or if it crippled it. The Aftermath of Pearl Harbor 2 The Aftermath of Pearl Harbor Introduction On December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor was attached by a fleet of Japanese Planes.
Secretary of state, James Bryrnes, wanted to drop the bomb with no warning. (Doc C) He believed the Japanese would be shocked into surrendering. The shock that would make them surrender would be due to the fact that many people died. The bomb killed 70,000 people instantly, and 10,000’s died later from radiation poisoning. (Doc E) Many Japanese people died and made Japan weaker and they were forced to surrender.
Doctrine of Double Effect The doctrine of double effect is a principle that provides a method for solving moral disputes in which an act will have two effects on the situation, a good one and a bad one per Thomas Aquinas. This doctrine has four parameters that must be met before an act is considered morally permissible. The acts are: 1.The nature-of-the-act condition which means that the action must be morally good or indifferent. 2. The means-end condition which means the bad effect must not be the means by which one achieves the good effect.