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General Dwight D. Eisenhower (center) talks to paratroopers of the U.S. 101st Airborne Division before their departure for Normandy, June 5, 1944.

“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 not clothed.” — President Dwight D. Eisenhower, quoted by columnist Bob Herbert in today’s New York Times.


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Dec. 2nd, 2009 04:10 am (UTC)
Well, yeah... but, so...

I'm neither agreeing or disagreeing because I can't quite get my head around it, but I also can't help but wonder how the troops pictured would've felt to hear their efforts defined as such. Do you know what the context of the quote was at the time it was spoken?
Dec. 2nd, 2009 12:42 pm (UTC)
That's a good point. I don't know the context. Maybe it was misleading of me to juxtapose the image with the quotation. What I was trying to do was show that because he was General Eisenhower first, President Eisenhower knew what he was saying.

And it all was intended to be an oblique commentary on Obama's decision to send more troops to Afghanistan.
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