Re the May 27 opinion piece In Hiroshima, U.S., regrets? Yes. But apologies? No way, in which Stu Bykofsky defendeds the U.S. bombing of Hiroshima: There’s a word for deliberately targeting civilians in order to achieve a political goal — terrorism.
At Pearl Harbor, the Japanese launched a military attack against a military target. At Hiroshima, Nagasaki and during the fire bombing of Tokyo the United States killed as many civilians as possible.
When it comes to the ethics of means and ends in politics, Bykofsky could shake hands with Osama bin Laden.
Julio Cesar Pino,