HIROSHIMA -- The only member of the U.S. Congress to oppose the U.S. military campaign in Afghanistan met survivors of the 1945 atomic bombing here on Saturday, three days ahead of the 57th anniversary of the attack.

Rep. Barbara Lee of California made a name for herself by voting against the Sept. 14 congressional resolution authorizing President George W. Bush to use military force in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

After laying flowers at the memorial monument at the Peace Memorial Park, Lee expressed her determination to pursue a nuclear-free world and nonviolent resolutions to world problems.