Since the 9-11 thread was talking about WWII and all and its out of place I figured I would continue it here. Didn't the Pearl Harbor attack happen before they declared war? And wasn't it a mix between a military and civilian place? Also if you want a story on some of the horrors of what happened on the Jap side of the war a book I would recommend is Ghost Soldiers by Hampton Sides. It's a true story about what happened to the survivors of the (spell check)Battan Death March and how they were rescued. I've read that book at least 7 times.
Ok and for the 2 WWII nuclear bombings of the cities. I agree that yeah it probably did save more lives. It definatly was NOT something that we should have done however. As far as I know those attacks were not of military targets and should never have happened. But towards the person with the yellow avatar why should we be ashamed of something our country did so long ago? Every country has shamed itself at least once. Do you blame all Germans for Hitler? Do you blame Japanese for torturing POWS? And stealing someone elses point, do you blame all British people for slavery and all that junk? Our ancestors did it NOT us. I hope this doesn't turn into an arguement. I was just posting some ideas I had.