Jumat, 30 September 2011

I Still Like Ike

Eisenhower speaks from the grave with grace.A great American president.He ended the Korean War, reduce federal deficits, opposed Israel in the Suez Canal, rejected helping the French suppress the Vietnamese, secretly stopped the proto-fascist Joe McCarthy, built the Interstate system, enforce desegregation of schools, and had a decent golf game. He was Supreme Allied Commander in World War II, despite never having commanded more than a battalion prior to Pearl Harbor.From Wikipedia On January 17, 1961, Eisenhower gave his final televised Address to the Nation from the Oval Office.[80] In his farewell speech to the nation, Eisenhower raised the issue of the Cold War and role of the U.S. armed forces. He described the Cold War saying: "We face a hostile ideology global in scope, atheistic in character, ruthless in purpose and insidious in method..." and warned about what he saw as unjustified government spending proposals and continued with a warning that "...we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military–industrial complex." No one ever mentioned his affairs.Like Dorothy in THE WIZARD OF OZ, Ike hailed from Kansas.He never had to click his heels to get home.

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