Eisenhower Wouldn’t Have Stood for This (The Military Industrial Complex at 50)

Remarks at MIC-50 Conference http://mic50.org

So, here we are 50 years and 8 months tomorrow from the day on which President Dwight Eisenhower, on his way out of office, warned: “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.” I don’t think we’re here to propose Eisenhower or anyone else as a perfect model of all virtues.  But what he said that day 50 years ago, in a very flawed and imperfect speech, was one of the most prescient predictions and potentially valuable warnings ever offered on the face of this earth.  I say potentially because we have yet to heed it.

Read more at War is a Crime: Eisenhower Wouldn’t Have Stood for This

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One Response to Eisenhower Wouldn’t Have Stood for This (The Military Industrial Complex at 50)

  1. Jack Smith says:

    The military Industrial Complex are war profiteers. Ike would not have allowed these crooks to lead us into war so to can inflate their earnings. Of course, Ike had the guts to stand up to them.

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