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Dwight D. Eisenhower
I was against it on two counts. First, the Japanese were ready to surrender, and it wasn't necessary to hit them with that awful thing. Second, I hated to see our country be the first to use such a weapon.

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1963: Newsweek, Edition 11 November 1963, Page 107, on his stated opposition to the use of the atomic bomb against the Japanese at the end of World War II, Evidence

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