Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The General Speaks

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 D. Eisenhower


Gary Carden said...

My God! I am astonished to discover that Ike said something like that! To me, Ike is a sweet old grandpa that stayed around for a while after the War as though waiting to be sure everything was going to be alright, and then, gave a twinkley-eyed wink and strolled down the road. Amazing.
That is a quote that needs to be emblazoned on something somewhere. I guess he knew what he was talking about, too.
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casualism said...

Thanks for sharing!