The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender because of the effective sea blockade and the successful bombing with conventional weapons.”(William Leahy) The Atomic Bomb should have never been used on Japan under any circumstances because it was completely unnecessary and morally wrong. The decision that Harry Truman made, was the biggest mistake of his life. Not only did he condemn hundreds of thousands of people to death, he also went against everything that the United States stood for. Japan was already on the verge of losing the war, and was getting closer to surrendering. Carpet bombing had been going on in Japan for the last couple months and these incendiary bombs were killing civilians.
3. The qualifier is in paragraph 4. I think what the writer wrote as the qualifier limited his argument because the only thing he can discuss is burning the American flag is distasteful. I feel he could have done some pros and cons of burning the flags, besides just talking about freedom of speech. He could have talk about the American soldiers and what the American flag mean to them.
“As the bomb fell over Hiroshima and exploded, we saw an entire city disappear. I wrote in my log the words: ‘My God, what have we done?’” (Captain Robert Lewis). Despite the fact that more than 60 cities had already been destroyed by conventional bombing during World War II, Japan’s honor and pride forbade this nation to accept America’s suggestion regarding an unconditional surrender. While the war had been raging worldwide, the United States had approved the Manhattan Project, a program that spent more than $2 billion on the atomic bomb’s development. President Truman, knowing the effects of this bomb, had warned the Japanese by saying that, unless they surrendered, they could expect a “rain of ruin from the air.” Being the most harmful
Quoting the fifth commandment, "Thou shall not kill", he said it was sinful to kill innocent people on account of their unproductiveness. By the influence of this brave plan, Hitler had to order the closure of the institutions, though the "Euthanasia Operation” itself was secretly
Begging the Question - Give a restated conclusion as a premise for the conclusion You want to know why I failed the test? I failed the test because I didn't pass it. Straw Man - Misrepresent an opponent's position to make it easier to attack them; thus making one's own position seem much stronger The conservatives seem to think that anyone who disagrees with president Bush must be a terrorist or a sympathizer for terrorists. Inconsistency - argue for contradictory premises or for contradictory conclusions It's not that you're stupid. It's just that you're dumb.
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.
This proves that torture is effective in getting information from terrorists. Alter then argues the idea of torture about how America fells about it. He says, “We can’t legalize physical torture; it’s contrary to American values … we need to keep an open mind about certain measures to fight terrorism” (2). Porter on the other hand has a different idea about torture. He states, “Torture is an absolute evil and there can be no allowances, especially in a country which stands for liberty” (2).
Some argue it was not only morally wrong but a foolish military tactic. Thousands and thousands of innocent lives were lost with the dropping of the atomic bombs, including all of the radiation and sickness that it brought. Others say that Hiroshima and Nagasaki weren’t even legitimate military targets with civilians outnumbering soldiers six to one. This counterargument could be just as effective in a debate with all of the statistics and emotions tied to
For example, the United Nations was created due to this catastrophe, to end the Holocaust stop it from ever happening again. Though there are still wars today, none of them are as horrible as the Holocaust was which means people have learned from their mistakes. Yes, surprising as it is we learned something from all the horrible things that happened during World War II, like that it is just inhumane for a person to want exterminate an entire race of people just because of their religion, race, gender, or sexual preferences. Overall the Holocaust was a horrific event which lead to deaths of millions and will hopefully never happen
Still to this very day there is no cure for this life threatening disease. The bomb released a very strong substance that we had no clue about. “Others were also nauseated,they all thought (probably because of the strong odor of ionization, an electric smell give off by the bomb’s fission) that they were sick from a gas the Americans has dropped ( Hersey 35).” Things really started to go down,people everywhere was dying left to right. Furthermore, the Americans didn’t necessary hit the military base of the city Hiroshima. Instead the kill hundreds of people.