Wednesday, August 12, 2009

More on the Atom Bomb

The Mainichi daily news recently interviewed Morris Jeppson, a crew member of the Enola Gay, the bomber that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945. This is serious stuff, and agree with what the US's position at the time or not, I think this is a fascinating and important look at history.

H/t to Japan Probe.

Here are the three parts of the interview. I personally think Part 3 is the most interesting, as I agree with Mr. Jeppson's rationale about apologizing for the past. Sometimes it may be a prudent and meaningful diplomatic gesture, but I don't think anyone should have to apologize for the actions or mistakes of their ancestors. After all, does guilt of any specific crime carry over from father to son, from generation to generation?

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