“The Japanese began the war from the air at Pearl Harbor. They have been repaid many fold . . . If they do not now accept our terms they may expect a rain of ruin from the air, the like of which has never been seen on this earth.” ~ From the first Public Statement on August 6, 1945 (Public Papers of the Presidents, Harry S. Truman, 1945, pg. 197, 199).
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“We have gone forth from our shores repeatedly over the last hundred years and we’ve done this as recently as the last year in Afghanistan and put wonderful young men and women at risk, many of whom have lost their lives, and we have asked for nothing except enough ground to bury them in, and otherwise we have returned home to seek our own, you know, to seek our own lives in peace, to live our own lives in peace.” Then Secretary of State Colin Powell, 2003 Read Full Story