Thursday, June 12, 2008

war quote

In his final televised Address to the Nation on January 16th 1971, President Dwight Eisenhower said:

"We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex... Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together."

Somehow I don't think there has been much "meshing" with peaceful methods and goals, but there certainly has been the acquisition of unwarranted influence.


maryt/theteach said...

lovesmukiwa, glad you were inspired by my quotes. Now I'm inspired by your's imp0rtant the war ends.

Anonymous said...

Because that requires an alert and knowledgeable citizenry.