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    It is my opinion that in order to fight the United States we must be ready to challenge almost the entire world.
    Should hostilities once break out between Japan and the United States, it would not be enough that we take Guam and the Philippines, nor even Hawaii and San Francisco. To make victory certain, we would have to march into Washington and dictate the terms of peace in the White House. I wonder if our politicians (who speak so lightly of a Japanese-American war) have confidence as to the final outcome and are prepared to make the necessary sacrifices.
    I shall exert myself to the utmost but I expect to die on the deck of my flagship, the battleship Nagato. In those evil days you will see Tokyo burnt to the ground at least three times. The result will be prolonged suffering for the people.

    The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right. -- Judge Learned Hand, May 21, 1944

    by ybruti on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 07:25:35 AM PST

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