I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.
from the film Tora Tora Tora
Naval Marshal General Isoroku YAMAMOTO
December 7, 1941-a date which will live in infamy-the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan... No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people will through their righteous might win through to absolute victory... With confidence in our armed forces-with the unbounded determination of our people-we will gain the inevitable triumph-so help us God.
Franklin D Roosevelt,
32nd President of the United StatesDecember 8, 1941</p>