in memory of sadako sasaki
(read about her life: [link]
US president harry truman (1945):
"If they do not now accept our terms, they may expect a rain of ruin from the air the likes of which has never been seen on this earth."
"We have discovered the most terrible bomb in the history of the world. It may be the fire destruction prophesied in the Euphrates Valley Era, after Noah and his fabulous Ark.
"It is an atomic bomb. It is the greatest thing in history."
"The world will note that the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, a military base. We won the race of discovery against the Germans. We have used it in order to shorten the agony of war. In order to save the lives of thousands and thousands of young Americans. We shall continue to use it until we completely destroy Japan's power to make war. "
"I never gave anybody hell. I just told the truth and they think it's hell."
"Mr. President, I have blood on my hands."
Truman's reply: "It'll come out in the wash."