Hardly, I was taking offense to your blanket breezy assertion that all the participants in the bombing of those targets and by extension any similar ones were and are guilty of 1st degree murder.
The attempt to lay guilt where none exists is typical of the left and so the rise of 'just war' theory only serves to minimize the resolve and maximize the angst of those serving today.
It is a cowardly exercise to engage in today, but those men and women in harm's way can at least be counseled. Your shameless attack on the military of WWII is frankly no different than John 'vietnam' Kerry's equating Viet Nam vets with Genghis Khan's horde.
Separating civilians from military objectives is the responsibility of the one who controls them. In this way the Japs were no different than Saddam.
“Just War theory” has been around since Augustine, at the latest. It’s hardly a plot hatched by the Left.