August 6th Is The Anniversary Of The Hiroshima Atomic Bombing
In the long list of crimes against humanity, and war crimes.
On 25 October 1945 President Harry S. Truman received Oppenheimer in the Oval Office; the physicist had requested the meeting in an effort to persuade the president to support international controls on nuclear weapons. Truman disarmed Oppenheimer by asking when the latter thought the Russians would develop a nuclear weapon; Oppenheimer replied that he did not know, to which Truman interjected: "Never!"
Sensing a lack of urgency in the U.S. leader, and perhaps a little overwhelmed by their ﬁrst meeting, Oppenheimer conﬁded, "Mr. President, I feel I have blood on my hands." The remark infuriated Truman who bluntly replied (as he later told David Lilienthal, chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission), that "the blood is on my hands, let me worry about that," smoothly ejected the physicist and instructed Secretary of State Dean Acheson never to bring "that son of a bitch in this office ever again."
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