Quote Originally Posted by c1ue View Post
I would agree on the radiation aspect, but the sheer destruction aspect cannot be said to be different.

If the world was horrified by indiscriminate bombing of Coventry which killed some 1200 people, how then is a single bomb which killed 90,000 to 166,000 in Hiroshima and 60,000 to 80,000 in Nagasaki - the majority, perhaps vast majority of whom were civilians - not more horrific?
I don't know that that the world was horrified by the bombing of Coventry. It might have depended on where you sided in the war. Who knows? As I said, It's just a possibility mass destruction and civilian casulties were thought of differenty decades ago. Morality is subjective. Especially when you look back at history.