An Observation from Kurt Vonnegut

From the postumous collection of Kurt Vonnegut’s miscellaneous writing, Armageddon In Retrospect:

Vonnegut Over one hundred thousand non-combatants and a magnificent city destroyed by bombs dropped wide of the stated objectives: the railroads were knocked out for roughly two days. The Germans counted it the greatest loss of life suffered in any single raid. The death of Dresden was a bitter tragedy, needlessly and willfully executed. The killing of children—”Jerry” children or “Jap” children, or whatever enemies the future may hold for us—can never be justified.

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