03-07-2014, 12:32 AM
It was dropped on a military base though, just one that was in a well populated city.
It's the whole 'was it necessary for the greater good of mankind?' debate. Specifically, dropping an atomic bomb of that size on a city populated with innocents (and then doing it AGAIN days later to another civilian city), I don't think was necessary. But then again, we weren't there so we don't know what alternatives were discussed, we can never have all the information as to what each leader was thinking, and we can't go back in time and see what would happen otherwise.