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The Young Turks recognize the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima, “We killed those people.”

On Thursday, The Young Turks Ben Mankiewicz and John Iadarola acknowledge the 70th anniversary of America’s devastating nuclear attack on Hiroshima during WWII. It’s a tough part of history to remember, “We killed those people,” Mankiewicz explains. He adds that this was not to ‘bash America,’ but highlighted the importance to remember what happened. Some of the facts of the bombing include the deaths of 70,000 people in Hiroshima and 84,000 after the firebombing in Tokyo.

Mankiewicz explains the argument, at the time, as, “The Japanese attacked us and they sort of had it coming and this was the way to end the war and save lives.” But looking at the effects of the bombing speaks volumes on the context of the Iran nuclear deal talks going on right now. “There are people still in government today, I think, that have not learned the lesson that, that is a level, a magnitude of horror that we should never return to,” Iadarola says.

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The Young Turks (TYT) is an online American liberal/progressive political and social commentary program hosted by Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian; the show has an associated network of online shows and is owned by a company of the same name (The Young Turks LLC). TYT was founded in 2002 by Uygur as a talkshow on Sirius Satellite Radio.

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