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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year 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. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    We should have listened to Ike…“Sigh”!

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 1 year ago

    I wrote on another comic that I’ve grown to like Ike more and more over the years. No wars.


    An astute reply pointed out that Korea, Vietnam, and WWII all happened when he was president. My mistake. (I also forgot WWI and the Spanish American War that I think must have also happened during his presidency, plus Iraq I and II.)

  4. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    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!!

  5. MrSmee

    MrSmee GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year 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!

  6. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @PAJ

    Yep, the truth is an anathema to the republican agenda. What’s the matter intelligent members pointing out facts scares you? What a good little propaganda puppet you are.
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    BTW – I read no arrogance, but mild humility in Lander’s post. Maybe you should stop huffing the toxic fumes from that propaganda factory. Once all the poisonous plumes dissipated you might be able to see reality.

  7. MrSmee

    MrSmee GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year 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.

  8. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, about 1 year ago

    Eisenhower was a mixed bag. He was a far cry from today’s Republican party, and probably to the LEFT of Barak Obama. He understood the power of government to improve people’s lives through public works, and was spot-on with his military industrial complex speech. He was also smart enough to not mess with the safeguards that FDR put on place to prevent another depression.

    On the other hand, he did nothing to strengthen New Deal protections, his expressway construction program got out of hand and desecrated the nation’s landscape, his meddling in Iranian affairs set the stage for today’s religious fanatics, and he first got us involved in the Vietnam mess.

    Personally, I think that Adlai Stevenson would have been a better choice. He would have strengthened and expanded New Deal reforms and, as a bonus, we probably never would have heard from Richard Nixon again had Stevenson won.

  9. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 1 year 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:
    http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/~hst306/documents/indust.html

    If is very short and well worth the time.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @dtroutma

    F-22’s have a flaw that poisons their pilots who crash.
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    No one listened and the Military Industrial Surveillance Complex continued to grow.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @PAJ

    You are just not listening. Open your mind.

  12. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 1 year ago

    @David

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

  13. Ruff

    Ruff GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    When a military industrial complex puts full page ads into newspapers, for stuff that the military does not want, something is seriously wrong.

  14. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, about 1 year ago

    @jack75287

    Perhaps, Jack, but if any Republican got up and made the same speech today he would be persona non-grata in the Republican party.

  15. TheTruthHurts

    TheTruthHurts said, about 1 year ago

    @MrSmee

    Same could be said re: JFK’s inaugural speech, “Ask not what…” JFK LOWERED taxes + was for a STRONG defense. He would ‘roll-ever’ in his grave if he saw the current edition. (sorry John, they MADE me do it !)

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