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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    He called it exactly right. The scary part was the general in charge of the F-22 program saying about them being too expensive, “If we didn’t intend to use them, we wouldn’t buy them.” It is all the places we’ve chosen to use “them” that’s been worse than the $$$$ costs.

  2. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 3 years ago

    The ONLY war that occurred during Ike’s presidency was the Korean War that he inherited from the previous administration. And during his administration he even ended that. One could confuse the fact that he was the Supreme Commander of the Allies forces that invaded and then freed Europe from the horror of the NAZI’s. But, at that time FDR was president, not general Eisenhower.

    However, from the dripping sarcasm of your post, I do think that you are as well aware of American History as I am!!

  3. MrSmee

    MrSmee GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    The problem with Ike is that he was a victim of the very forces he warned against. He could have warned the nation sooner but he waited until he was leaving office to do so! Otherwise, he was right!

  4. MrSmee

    MrSmee GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    PS: It’ s about the last time a Republican said anything worth listening to…he’d be aghast at what has happened to his Party.

  5. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    Yes he was the first to say the words; “Until the latest of our world conflicts, the United States had no armaments industry. American makers of plowshares could, with time and as required, make swords as well. But now we can no longer risk emergency improvisation of national defense; we have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions. Added to this, three and a half million men and women are directly engaged in the defense establishment. We annually spend on military security more than the net income of all United States corporations.

    This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence — economic, political, even spiritual — is felt in every city, every State house, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.

    In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the militaryindustrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist”.

    President Eisenhower knew we needed the Military Industrial Complex but was also worried about it as well. For the last two generations we have failed on Eisenhower’s ideal of being vigilant.

    If you want to read the whole speech:

    If is very short and well worth the time.

  6. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    Don’t understand your question, this is what Eisenhower believed, stated for the first time and he was a Republican.

  7. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Then why are we still spending money on 3 versions of the F-35? And why aren’t/weren’t the F-22’s deployed for current insurrections?

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    1. The F-22 was/is a total piece of junk that can’t complete any missions sent on.The F-35 was supposed to be a “cheaper” alternative, is costing much more, and even a WORSE piece of junk.

    2. Ike said and did some good things, but, he didn’t rein in McCarthy as he should have. Also Graham Greene, describes in “The Ugly American” how Ike was involved, as does “A Bright Shining Lie” as to what we did, and did not do after ’45 and again after Dien Ben Phu in ’54. While we were in Indochina before WW II actually “Involved us”, we likewise stayed active, on the wrong side, until 1975. (First Cav 66-67, seen it, done it, learned from it.)

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Onguard, other than fuel consumption, the M-1 didn’t get that much criticism. It was the Bradley “fighting vehicle”, with armor that caught fire if it received any enemy fire that caught the flak, rightfully. As an ex-crew chief on Hueys and Chinooks, don’t recall the Apache getting any flak, but the Cherokee was a bit of a dud. Get you weapons system straight if you’re going to complain.

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