True, but that's not the point. Who attacked whom? And had the other side gotten the A-bomb first, you don't need to be a rocket scientist to figure out what fascist devils like Hitler and Tojo would have done to us. President Roosevelt began the Manhattan Project because in a letter to him, Albert Einstein warned of evidence that Nazi Germany was possibly working on developing it.Pearl was a military installation and a couple thousand soldiers died. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were cities and hundreds of thousands of civilians died..
WW Two veterans are absolutely right to get infuriated when ivory tower liberals moan about how sorry we should be about Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Of course, decent people should feel sorry for any innocents who got burned, but that is war. I personally don't give a damn about Pearl Harbor because in those days, the country didn't give a damn about the lives and rights of people who were not white. But when pinkoes make it look as if our side were the monsters, hey wait a minute!
America was very generous toward Germany and Japan in the post-war era. True,cynics can argue that we did so because now we needed them against the Soviets, and there's some truth to that. But compare how we treated them to the way Stalin just walked over Poland and Czechoslovakia!
The Nazis forced us to make the bomb, Japan forced us to use it, and the Cold War and now Al-Qaeda have forced us to keep it.