Thursday, August 23, 2007

The Bomb

Finishing up a paper for my Ethics and Politics class on what was the most morally defensible position regarding Truman's decision to drop the bomb. One of my favorite quotes regarding the decision comes from the movie Crimson Tide...I really wanted to work it into my paper but it just didn't seem appropriate. Comes from Gene Hackman's character...

Capt. Ramsey: If someone asks me, should we bomb Japan? A simple yes, by all means sir, drop that fucker. Twice.