Thursday, July 23, 2009

Ike Trivia (no not that one)

The parents of Dwight D. Eisenhower—commander of Allied Forces, who rose to become one of the few five-star generals in U.S. history—were pacifists.

But he also said this:

"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 . . . Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron."

President Dwight D. Eisenhower
April 16, 1953


Jazzy said...

A very profound quote. Even though I didn't agree with him all the time, I've always had a certain respect for him.

Marker said...

Why does Ike hate freedom? Why does he hate The Troops?

Marker said...

That should be "Why did Ike hate . . .", of course. I know he is no longer with us.