There are no innocent civilians. It is their government and you are fighting a people, you are not trying to fight an armed force anymore. So it doesn’t bother me so much to be killing the so-called innocent bystanders.
— USAF General Curtis LeMay speaking on the policy of firebombing in the Pacific, as quoted in The Rise of American Air Power: The Creation of Armageddon.
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