Margo and I feel that even if the US didn't drop the A-Bomb we would be at war and lots of people would die anyway. The US also had good intentions, even though they made some bad decisions like dropping the second bomb. They intended to end the war by dropping the bombs, and that is what happened. Japan ended up surrendering because they wanted to protect the emperor and the other Japanese people. Although the atomic bombs were successful in what they set out to do, they killed hundreds of thousands of people, and their effects are still wreaking havoc in Japan. There are countless children getting radiation poisoning or cancer, and adults with lasting emotional problems, like PTSD. We think it was bad in on a personal level, for the people involved; but good on a worldwide level, for the end of the war that was tearing apart our earth.