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Wed Aug 22, 2012, 03:32 AM

Dwight D. Eisenhower - Cross of Iron Speech 1953

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.

This world in arms in not spending money alone.

It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.

The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than 30 cities.

It is two electric power plants, each serving a town of 60,000 population.

It is two fine, fully equipped hospitals.

It is some 50 miles of concrete highway.

We pay for a single fighter with a half million bushels of wheat.

We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people.

This, I repeat, is the best way of life to be found on the road the world has been taking.

This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron."

Absolutely poetic. Where have the Republicans like this gone?

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Response to dorksied (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 06:21 AM

1. Unfortunately, most republicans like this have gone to Heaven.

While Ike was hardly a perfect prson or a perfect President, romney & ryan would have to stand on their grandmother's (and each other's) shoulders before they were big enough to kiss his ass!

PEACE!

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Wed Aug 22, 2012, 07:53 AM

2. I like Ike

Wow! And this from a Republican. He sounds like Kucinich. He was a general and knew the destructiveness of war. And let's also not forget his warning against the "military industrial complex."

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Wed Aug 22, 2012, 08:23 AM

3. He wasn't paid off by corporations

I loved Ike

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Wed Aug 22, 2012, 08:52 AM

4. The year I became of age to vote!

I voted for Eisenhower, my only ever Rep vote!!

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Wed Aug 22, 2012, 08:57 AM

5. I wonder who will give the Cross Of Fetuses speech this year?

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Wed Aug 22, 2012, 09:34 AM

6. Du rec. Nt

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