A Reminder from the Past

on comedy central’s daily show last night they featured a book, it’s title is The American Way of War: Guided Missiles, Misguided Men, and a Republic in Peril, by Eugene Jarecki.  It reminded me of this quote from 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 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 cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.  April 1953
 

Was anyone listening?

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