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Re: Dwight Eisenhower
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2017, 04:43:57 pm »
Back when he was prez, some called him President Eisenhowever. 
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Re: Dwight Eisenhower
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2017, 09:29:06 pm »
Hi Folks,

It appears that the first post only provides a small segment of the President's speech. Please read this:

https://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/robert-schlesinger/2011/09/30/the-origins-of-that-eisenhower-every-gun-that-is-made-quote

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Re: Dwight Eisenhower
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2017, 12:29:52 am »
He was hopeful that communism died with Stalin.  he also understood the dangers of communism and so supported the French in Vietnam.  That might have been a mistake as the French left a mess behind in every place they colonized.  The chance to make a difference there passed with Truman and that's not really his fault.  He had a plate full and Vietnam was not even on his radar.

Ike wanted peace.  He'd seen two world wars and various other conflicts including Korea.  It's also important to remember that he was not a battle officer.  He was an admin type.  They are different from those who fight.  Not bad, just different.  Paper pushers. 

He did some good stuff.  He let some stuff go.  He was probably better than average for the US and our needs at the time.
They are so divorced from their own interests that even when their own security and that of their children is finally compromised, they do not seek to avert the danger themselves but cross their arms and wait for the nation as a whole to come to their aid. Yet as utterly as they sacrifice their own free will, they are no fonder of obedience than anyone else. They submit, it is true, to the whims of a clerk, but no sooner is force removed than they are glad to defy the law as a defeated enemy. Thus one finds them ever wavering between servitude and license.
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