I have been reading with interest the letters about President Truman's decision to drop the atomic bomb on two Japanese cities. I wonder how many of those critical of that decision were on the troop ships headed for Japan to take part in the invasion. What would have been their chance of survival?
Another thing to consider is Japan was holding many of our citizens prisoners. They were being treated horribly. The Japanese warlords were warned about a terrible weapon before the bombs were dropped, but they still wouldn't surrender. That is where the criticism should be.