That quote came from a rear echelon general who was overseeing the Manhattan Project. Japan's armed forces were broken, its reserves used up and the emperor was in negotiation with Stalin to surrender, something the USA already new about.
Of course they were imperialists, you parochial ****. They learned it from us. All those generals they rented from us and Europe weren't just teaching schoolchildren how to dress. Japan's post WW1 foreign policy (a time in which American soldiers were forcing Phillipino civilians into concentration camps and issuing orders like the one to "kill every man over the age of ten") was based on the Monroe Doctrine.Quote:
BTW you say the US is or was imperialistic...what about Japan?