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January 17, 2011

Write A Letter!

Filed under: American Empire, New Priorities — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 7:13 am

Op-ed opportunity: January 17, Martin Luther King Day, is also the 50th anniversary of Eisenhower’s “military industrial complex” speech. What a moment for a letter to the editor or op-ed! The wars are dragging on; our states and cities are screaming for economic relief; the Secretary of Defense just proposed “cuts” that will feed the military industrial complex… We’ll stop here and let you write your own letter. 
Go to http://publishaletter.com/writealetter.jsp.  It couldn’t be easier.

 

 

December 13, 2010

Where Did “Military-Industrial Complex” Come From ?

Filed under: New Priorities — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 1:44 pm

It’s entered our language, but it’s a phrase first crafted for President Eisenhower’s Farewell Address.  The phrase is still with us, and the Military-Industrial Complex most certainly is.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/11/us/politics/11eisenhower.html?_r=1&emc=eta1

October 1, 2010

So Who’s In Charge Here?

Filed under: American Empire — Tags: , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 5:50 am

Michael Moore says Eisenhower was right to be concerned about the military-industrial complex.  Bob Woodward’s new book tells us how the brass presented exactly one option on Afghanistan to Obama: escalate.

http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/mike-friends-blog/dwight-was-right

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