You are completely missing my point. It has been 50 years since the bomb was dropped. What are you? An expert. Obviously, the effects of the nuclear bomb are still there - its in the evironment and in the people. Just because you can't see it doesn't mean its not there. Show me something saying that all of the environmental and genetic effects of the nuclear bomb have disappeared after only 50 years and I'll shut up. My intuition tells me there are still deformed babies being born and other effects on the environment. The point I was making is a philosophical one. When one is about to lose a war or does not want to fight one, is it okay to drop weapons of mass destructions on their countries cities, killing civilians and obliterating our planet? Are you saying its okay since in 50 years or perhaps a century we won't notice the effects? Of course, I'm glad the US won the war. But I'm sure you've heard the saying that history is written by whoever wins the war. Powerful countries seek world conquest. It's a fact of history. This is precisely what the US is doing now, but in a very smart, deceptive, and saavy way. At the time, Germany and Japan were the super powers and the US worked hard to become one. The US won. Just think. A nuclear weapon destoys the air, the water, kills every living bird, plant, and thing and puts radiation in the air that causes cancer and genetic deformations. All in a matter of minutes. That not nature. That's human stupidity. These weapons should not be in the hands of warmongers such as us. Just think... would our supreme being (if you believe in one) allow us to have such weapons if we were not meant to use them again? This is the philosophy of people, in my opinion. If you are about to lose, nuke your advisary. This is why the US must be at constant alert of what every other country is doing.