He did, in fact kill, innocent people.
Collateral damage is unavoidable in any war.
Now...if you change the definition of "innocent"...then all bets are off.
Take Hiroshima for example. Most people would assume that the majority of the old people, women, children and babies living in that city were "innocent". They would indeed be very wrong. Had an invasion of Japan ensued, those old people, women, children and babies would of fought the invading army landing on their shores. That would then change them from "innocent" to "enemy combatants".
So, even though the old people, women, children and babies in Hiroshima were not expecting an attack...the bomb was dropped from a plane CLEARLY marked with military insignia. That also makes it OK.
Simply put, innocent people are usually only killed by people who lose wars...not win them.[/QUOTE]
Where is the evidence of collateral damage? Give me an example of Alexanders army raping and pillaging, especially killing infants. Your only generalizing here. Most of the people that Alexander conquered were better off afterwards, and his conquests ultimately gave rise to the Roman Empire.
Ancient warfare was totally different than modern warfare is today , or even WWII! The Greek army under the Leadership of Alexander "The Great" sought to expand the empire of Greece and spread reason (Hellinize) throughout the world (Mostly Asia). The Greek Army was not instructed to kill, rape, or pillage! They would only meet the opposing army on the battlefield and conquer it. Afterwhich, the defeated country was left basically as it was before with only the top members of Alexanders army left to rule while the rest went off to another war.
As for the bombings of WWII, don't single out Hiroshima and Nagasaki only. You have to include the English carpet bombing of Dresden Germany, and many other European cities in your diatribe to spread your agenda of hate against America. These carpet bombings by the Allies were targeted against civilians to undermine the moral of Germany, Italy, and Japan. They were very effective in killing men, women, and children indescriminately. It was not just the United States doing this either!
Hitler tried to wipe out an entire race of people; whereas Alexander "The Great" sought to spread Greek logic and reason throughout Asia, while letting the conquered people keep their autonomy and religious practices wile paying tribute to Greece!
There is no comparison between Hitler and Alexander "The Great", and 2000 years from now Hitler will still be seen as an evil delusional maniac!