Gentlemen don't read each other's mail.
The only deadly sin I know is cynicism.
I do not see how the Japanese can hold out against this united front.
I told him there was one city that they must not bomb without my permission and that was Kyoto.
The bomb and the entrance of the Russians into the war will certainly have an effect on hastening the victory.
We debated long over the situation for it is a very difficult question and all of us recognize its difficulty.
I told him that my own opinion was that the time now and the method now to deal with Russia was to keep our mouths shut and let our actions speak for words.
We think it will be shortly afterwards, but it seems a terrible thing to gamble with such big stakes in diplomacy without having your master card in your hand.
The President so far has struck me as a man who is trying hard to keep his balance. He certainly has been very receptive to all my efforts in these directions.
Russia will occupy most of the good food lands of central Europe while we have the industrial portions. We must find some way of persuading Russia to play ball.