OT: Words from a great man

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Kurgan Gringioni

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired
signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are
not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the
sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its
children . . .This is not a way of life at all in any true sense.
Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron."

- Dwight David Eisenhower, Supreme Commander, Allied Forces, WWII

"I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who
has seen its brutality, its stupidity."

- Dwight David Eisenhower, 1946

"A preventative war, to my mind, is an impossibility. I don't believe
there is such a thing, and frankly I wouldn't even listen to anyone
seriously that came in and talked about such a thing."

- Dwight David Eisenhower, 1953

"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."

- Dwight David Eisenhower, President of the United States, 1959