Humanity hanging on a cross of iron


Quote by Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower (1890 – 1969), American Army general and statesman who served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 to 1961.


“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.”

– Dwight D. Eisenhower

During World War II, Eisenhower was a five-star general in the United States Army and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in Europe and also led the invasion of France and Germany in 1944–45 from the Western Front.

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