Some of you are missing the point, and I don't know why.
Atomic bombs are horrible weapons.
Regular bombs are horrible weapons.
Bullets are horrible.
Getting stabbed in the face is horrible.
Being raped is horrible.
War is horrible.
The Japanese government was responsible for all this. It doesn't matter if Americans are racist at the time, it doesn't matter if there was an oil embargo, the reason for the entire war was militarism from Japanese military government, and the complete disregard for taking prisoners, or human life, both Japanese and non-Japanese that led the people fighting them to disregard Japanese lives as well.
The Japanese government, which was SUPPOSED to be protecting Japanese people, are responsible for failing them, if the atomic bombs weren't dropped, and the Americans invaded or blockaded the country, the government would get its way by either throwing every single indoctrinated man, woman, and child at the Americans, by gun point if necessary, in order to save their own war criminal butts from allied retribution. Or millions would have starved and Japan would have descended into cannibalism.
The Atomic bombs were simply not justified, but neither is killing people who do not threaten your own life. War sucks, and in this case, people are so eager to exonerate the Japanese military/government, by putting their part in all this to the side lines, in order to discuss two bombs being used.
I know that Chinese, Korean, Filipino, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Manchurian, Okinawan, life is of less value than Europeans and North Americans, to history. Because we wouldn't be having this debate if Japan was white, and its victims were in the majority, white. In the argument about the Dresden bombing it is routinely said that it is a response, to the bombing of civilians by Nazi Germany, but people like to quickly forget the millions of Chinese and Koreans that were being killed, the longer the war progressed, the vast majority of those, civilians.
Was the Dresden bombing justified? Probably not, if bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki were not justified. Was it the fault of Nazi Germany that Dresden got bombed? Yes. Was it the fault of Imperial Japan, that Hiroshima and Nagasaki got bombed?
I'm waiting for your double standards.