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.
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.
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.