Brad DeLong's Semi-Daily Journal: Hiroshima
DeLong (or Kevin Drum?) summarizes the results of new access to American intelligence archives on the war with Japan.
Truman and his advisors come out relatively better. I am glad the decision was not mine to make.
Reading this narrative, I cannot help but compare these actors to our current leadership. Perhaps there is more to Bush, Rumsfeld et al than I can imagine -- but we need people like Stimson and Truman.