Vexed by the Nuclear Egregore
I think it was last August I was reading a periodical that was investigating the reality of a nuclear conflagration and the possibility of terrorist attacks on nuclear power plants. I vaguely remember some interesting statistical data that angered me about how unsafe and unguarded our nuclear power plants were but what angered me the most was the attitude the majority of Americans have about the use of nuclear weapons on other countries. A poll was conducted about the atomic bomb and its use on the Japanese at the end of World War II. Americans that were surveyed believed that dropping atomic bombs on Japan during World War II was the right thing to do. 61% of the more than 2,400 American voters questioned believe the U.S. did the right thing. Twenty-two percent called it wrong and 16% were undecided. That means that 1 in 5 Americans believe that it was a mistake.