I've battled with this one in the past. I feel when the younger bucks research the pros and cons of the bomb it usually sways in the "it's inhuman" to create and use such a weapon mentality. But, when you look at the alternatives, as GS stated above, it was, at the time, the correct decision. Trust me, it wasn't an easy one. I remember a teacher handing me Hiroshima by Hersey and as a younger man I was appalled. I read it again a few months ago and, although I am still appalled at the devastation and loss of life, my thoughts on the matter remain the same. It was the only alternative at the time. This was still a World War and many factors came in to play.