"They shall not grow old, as we who are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn,
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,
We shall remember them. (For the Fallen, Laurence Binyon.)
After this war the Japanese language will only be spoken in hell. Fleet Admiral William F. Halsey, Jr.
I have heard of this statement in the past, however it probably doesn't pass the tests of the PC people, and was very hard to find. Probably with the new era of peace with the Japanese, it is not a bad thing to have it slip away into the mists of time. At the time of saying (7th Dec 1941) it was the right thing at the right time.
This post is for my American mates, (You outnumber my Australian visitors 46% to 42%). I guess you can say this stuff better than I can, so I'll just let you know that my thoughts are with you today.