The True Story of the Atomic Bombs

My father in law is one of the men whose life was saved by the use of the atomic bomb to end World War II. Hence, I am wary of making the argument showing that World War Two was a just war, and that aerial bombing during that war, atomic or conventional, was justified and right, lest I be accused of having my gratitude compromise my objectivity.

However, I do not mind pointing to the argument as made by others:

My comment: That my family was one of those saved by the use of the atomic bomb, on the other hand, does not negate the fact that many more live were saved, not just American but also Japanese, by the a-bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The fact that the only reason why anyone is discussing this matter at all is due to Soviet agitprop also does not negate the fact that there is a principled argument to be made against all aerial bombing. While I respectfully disagree with said argument, I do not regard it as facetious. Arguments that single out atomic bombs from conventional bombs and hold them to a different standard than the just war standard, those I do regard as facetious.