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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Hiroshima Marks Bomb Anniversary With Hope For US Change
The mayor of Hiroshima on Wednesday urged the next US president to work to abolish atomic weapons as the city marked the 63rd anniversary of the world’s first nuclear attack.
Some 45,000 people, including Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda, gathered at a memorial to the dead within sight of the A-bomb dome, a former exhibition hall burned to a skeleton by the bomb’s incinerating heat.

They stood up and offered silent prayers at 8:15 am, the exact moment in 1945 when a single US bomb instantly killed more than 140,000 people and fatally injured tens of thousands of others with radiation or horrific burns.
“We can only hope that the president of the United States elected this November will listen conscientiously to the majority, for whom the top priority is human survival,” he said.
We know Johnny would use the bomb. When asked about using nukes he responded:
It’s naive to say that we will never use nuclear weapons.
Obama, in July said:
"It's time to send a clear message to the world: America seeks a world with no nuclear weapons," the White House hopeful said.

"As long as nuclear weapons exist, we'll retain a strong deterrent. But we'll make the goal of eliminating all nuclear weapons a central element in our nuclear policy."
At least one is close to the mayor's hope and dream.

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