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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:58 PM
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Eisenhower warns us of the military industrial complex.
 
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Jan.17,1961

A grainy black and white image resolves itself from the darkness. A message from a different world begins to play. It is a warning. A warning from another civilization, long ago. A warning by a soldier and statesman, prophetic in these modern times. Let no one say we were not warned. By a grainy black and white image, from a different world, long ago.

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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:06 PM
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1. Ike was right!
:patriot:
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:57 PM
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2. Yes he was!
It is those who know war who will bring an end to it! :patriot:
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Tom Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:08 PM
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3. A few more favorite Eisenhower quotes:
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 10:08 PM by Tom Joad
I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it.
-- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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 is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. <...> This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.
-- Dwight Eisenhower, April 16, 1953
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malmapus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:51 PM
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7. I like Ike!
Why I have the second quote you have in my sig line. Truer words were never spoken.
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:51 PM
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4. Bless You Ike, For Many Things, But Especially This !!!
K & R!!!

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young_at_heart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:02 PM
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5. Why can't the networks show this?
Ike was very popular and maybe his message would resonate today.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:32 PM
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6. I know, I just watched "Why We Fight"
Eisenhower's message is the central theme of the movie.

And it was chilling to see the complete message other than the oft repeated "military-industrial complex".
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-03-06 06:39 PM
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8. kick
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