Because the effects of that atomic bomb, still eating away at the minds and bodies of the hibakusha, have for decades been so underestimated, a complete picture of the damage has yet to emerge. Most severely neglected have been the emotional injuries. Therefore, the city of Hiroshima is initiating a two-year scientific exploration of the psychological impact of the A-bomb experience.
We who seek the abolition of nuclear weapons are the majority. United Cities and Local Governments, which represents the majority of the Earth’s population, has endorsed the Mayors for Peace campaign. 190 states have ratified the nuclear non-proliferation treaty. 113 countries and regions have signed nuclear-weapon-free-zone treaties. In 2007, 170 countries voted in favour of Japan’s United Nations resolution calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons. Only three countries, the United States among them, opposed this resolution. We can only hope that the president of the United States elected in November 2008 will listen contentiously to the majority, for whom the top priority is human survival.
Gee, think they’d vote for B.O.?
You know, I might feel sorry for these people…provided that they feel sorry for their heinous acts against the Americans, British, Aussies, all of the islands they conquered, the people they mass murdered, their death marches, Rape of Nanking, the Koreans they slaughtered and a whole damn host of other atrocities. BUT they won’t.