In a letter, G. Pritchard says “Chain Reaction” is a daily reminder of the millions of Japanese citizens who were murdered and maimed for life (“Not a fan of ‘Chain Reaction,’ Letter to the Editor, Jan. 20). In case he forgot, there was a war on, started with a sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. By the Japanese.
Yes, the bombings killed a lot of people, but it made an invasion of Japan unnecessary. An invasion would have also killed a lot of Japanese, maybe more. Maybe not the same ones who were killed in the bombings, but still a lot.
But the bombings saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans who would also have died in any invasion. “Chain Reaction” should be kept, just rename it “Victory.”