Truthful Quotes

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who served as the 34th President of the United States (1953–1961). During the Second World War, he served as Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in Europe, with responsibility for planning and supervising the successful invasion of France and Germany in 1944-45. In 1951, he became the first supreme commander of NATO.

Eisenhower was elected the 34th President as a Republican, serving for two terms. As President, he oversaw the cease-fire of the Korean War, kept up the pressure on the Soviet Union during the Cold War, made nuclear weapons a higher defense priority, launched the Space Race, enlarged the Social Security program, and began the Interstate Highway System.

These are some of his famous quotes I have happened upon. He may have been the last 'truthful' Republican President we will ever see. He was a military man who feared what the military was about to become thanks to the huge gear-up of our military working with private corporations to produce large amounts of weaponry. Once these companies get a taste of that government war chest, they don't ever want to let go of it.

It's hard to believe that a Republican would be the person behind these lines below. If he were running for President today, Rush Limbaugh would be lambasting him as much as Rush is attacking John McCain. Rush would call him a Liberal. Here are his quotes:

"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."

"Only Americans can hurt America."

"The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without."

"There is no glory in battle worth the blood it costs."

"There is no victory at bargain basement prices."

"We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex."

"Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels - men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion."

"We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizen can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals."

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