First counselor J. Reuben Clark's conference talk condemns the United States for helping Britain kill 250,000 German civilians in the two-day bombing of Dresden. "As the crowning savagery of the war we Americans wiped out hundreds of thousands" of Japanese civilians with two atomic bombs. "This fiendish butchery" by U.S. nuclear weapons was "wholesale destruction of men, women, and children, and cripples." Still director of the national pacifist organization, Clark continues to be a focus of the federal government's anti-subversive agencies because of his public statements against the U.S. participation in World War II, against providing military aid to anti-Communist forces in civil wars of various countries, and against U.S. participation in the anti-Soviet North Atlantic Treaty Organziation (NATO).
[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database (http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase)]]