Saturday, August 06, 2005

Hiroshima Day

Sixty years ago today an atomic weapon was used against the largely civilian population of Hiroshoma. Over 140 000 people died and the suffering continues for many even today. A ceremony was held in the Peace Park in Hiroshoma today attended by thousands. The United States chose the day to release documents from the time which supported the argument that dropping the bombs shortened the war.

Since then in regards to war and the use of such horrible weapons United Nations (UN) secretary-general Kofi Annan said "Sadly, the world has made little progress."

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