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Friday, July 06, 2007

Could He Have Imagined a Bush/Cheney/Neocon Future??

President Eisenhower - Against Fear and Hate - Peace

VI Down the long lane of the history yet to be written America knows that this world of ours, ever growing smaller, must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect. Such a confederation must be one of equals. The weakest must come to the conference table with the same confidence as do we, protected as we are by our moral, economic, and military strength. That table, though scarred by many past frustrations, cannot be abandoned for the certain agony of the battlefield.

Disarmament, with mutual honor and confidence, is a continuing imperative. Together we must learn how to compose difference, not with arms, but with intellect and decent purpose. Because this need is so sharp and apparent I confess that I lay down my official responsibilities in this field with a definite sense of disappointment.

As one who has witnessed the horror and the lingering sadness of war-as one who knows that another war could utterly destroy this civilization which has been so slowly and painfully built over thousands of years-I wish I could say tonight that a lasting peace is in sight.

COMMENTS:
Jolly Roger said...

What Ike saw coming, unfortunately he had presided over.

The MIC entrenched itself during Eisenhower's tenure. I think that toward the end of his tenure, he saw it himself.

Saturday, July 07, 2007 12:51:00 AM

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Dem Soldier said...

Yes we could have. I think Reagan and Clinton years were the places we "progressives and independents" made the greatest mistake.

Saturday, July 07, 2007 2:11:00 PM


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