||(pouring Ted some whiskey) So do you feel the atomic bombing of Hiroshima was a war crime?
||It fits that definition. (Looking wistfully at the ice cubes in his glass)
However, perhaps war itself is a crime. . . and in some sense, all of us are guilty.
||(laughing cynically) Ha! Say that to people like Hirohito or Hitler.
War is ugly, but also a reality. Personally, I’m glad the atomic bomb brought about an early end to the Japanese Empire.
What the Japanese did to Korea and China was terrible!
||(nodding, then enjoying a sip of dark whiskey) The victims of most wars are ordinary, innocent people.
The people who benefit most from war – wealthy military industrialists – usually go unpunished.