8 August 08: Today is Nagasaki Day, the 63rd anniversary of the atomic bombing of that city, so let us observe a moment of silence and reflection.
On Wednesday, in the 2008 Hiroshima Peace Declaration, Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba said:
"On this day, we, too, etch in our hearts the voices, faces and forms that vanished in the hell no hibakusha can ever forget, renewing our determination that 'No one else should ever suffer as we did.’"
Unfortunately, some people are still suffering as they did, specifically the victims of depleted uranium weapons.
But almost no one is standing up for their rights.
Take a good, hard look at that kid in the picture. Now imagine that this was your kid, suffering like that.
Imagine what you would think about the people who did this to him.