Long-term health effects of Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs not as dire as perceived
The detonation of atomic bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 resulted in horrific casualties. The long-term effects of radiation exposure also increased cancer rates in the survivors. But public perception of the rates of cancer and birth defects among survivors and their children is greatly exaggerated when compared to the reality revealed by comprehensive follow-up studies. Ref. Source 2y.
The Indefensible Hiroshima Revisionism That Haunts America To This Day By Christian Appy. Seventy years ago we vaporized 250,000 civilians, and yet still view the bombings as an act of mercy. Source 6x.
Seventy years ago we were locked in a war with a country that didn't know how to give up. This war cost the lives of millions upon millions of people. Ask the Chinese if they thought it was bad that we dropped the bombs and stopped the aggression the Japanese were perpetrating in China. [By The Way], our plan was to invade Japan. They knew exactly where we were goin to invade because there are so few areas for an invasion. They gave the civilians there sharpened bamboo poles as makeshift spears with orders to rush the invaders if and when they came. We would have killed millions of Japanese when they did this and they'd have thousands of our troops. So, whoever this Christian Appy is, he should get his facts just a little straighter and maybe tell the whole story. Oh, and President Truman did use the bomb with an eye towards the USSR as well, but that was not the primary reason.