Monday, August 08, 2005

from a 2002 Studs Terkel interview

with Paul Tibbets, pilot of the Enola Gay.
Terkel: When you hear people say: "Let's nuke 'em, let's nuke these people (terrorists)," what do you think?

Tibbets: Oh, I wouldn't hesitate if I had the choice. I'd wipe 'em out. You're gonna kill innocent people at the same time, but we've never fought a damn war anywhere in the world where they didn't kill innocent people. If the newspapers would just cut out the shit: "You've killed so many civilians." That's their tough luck for being there.

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