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Every Gun That Is Made

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Only a person who has really experienced war can provide a true perspective on its manifestations and consequences on humanity. Who better to do that than Dwight David Eisenhower, Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe, during the Second World War, and the thirty-forth President of the United States.

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.

April 16, 1953

Dwight Eisenhower


Written by Shahid Batalvi

May 11, 2008 at 1:28 pm

Posted in Humanity

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