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Southern Avenger: Conservatives' Military-Industrial Complex

On the 50th anniversary of President Dwight Eisenhower's farewell address in which he warned of a "military-industrial-complex," it is worth remembering not only how right Ike was, but how most conservatives continue to embrace Pentagon spending with an almost religious fervor.


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This one might appeal to the

This one might appeal to the foxnews support endless war crowd and needs to be circulated as far and wide as possible.

If you have a facebook page and some conservative friends then that would be a good place to start.

That was my thoughts.

The 'foreign policy' attacks are coming...

Great commentary.

Good research. Thanks for posting.

oh the irony...

I'm viewing this anti military industrial complex video and to the right is a rather vulgar ad from "cafe press" offering Iraq tee shirts

She is wearing one with "Spring Break Iraq" on it....


This one merits more

This one merits more circulation.

i just noticed he has been

i just noticed he has been saying "by Jack Hunter" now instead of "by the southern avenger" I liked the sound of the souther avenger

Brilliant Piece

Thanks Jack Hunter..Thanks Sharp Steve for Sharing..

"I have found that being rich is not about having the most but about needing the least"

Jack hunter hits it out of

Jack hunter hits it out of the park once again...I love this guys common sense approach to these types of paradoxical situations...repubs that tout "small government!"but support a vastly bloated defense budget...

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I also love his courage in challenging

some of the most ardent war proponents in his own base

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Thanks for posting.

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It was originally called the military-industrial-congressional complex, but Eisenhower was pressured to drop the last word by Congress.

"In the penultimate draft of the address, Eisenhower initially used the term military-industrial-congressional complex, and thus indicated the essential role that the United States Congress plays in the propagation of the military industry. But, it is said, that the president chose to strike the word congressional in order to placate members of the legislative branch of the federal government."


Now that is really interesting!

The Pentagonal Embrace

The statement that most conservatives embrace military spending and foreign wars is...true. I think that so called Republicans and Conservatives need to take a good hard look at what it means to truly be these things. Bush did a bang up job of tarnishing the way people view conservatives and manipulating what people think it means to be Republican.


Thank you very much!

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