Tuesday, July 06, 2010

The Military-Industrial Complex's Win

By Melvin A. Goodman
July 7, 2010

Barack Obama’s crippling inheritance as President of the United States is the near-five-decade failure of the nation’s political leadership to heed President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s warning that “in the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.”

Read on.


me said...

Yes, the bad guys won. The bad guys won because the good guys had not enough balls to stop them, and that includes Eisenhower.

His speech originally included the term "military-industrial-congressional complex", but he changed it at the insistence of, guess who, Congressional Republicans.

I'm surprised you didn't mention that.

He was a great general, but a poor president, preferring golf to doing the actual work that needed to be done.

Anonymous said...

After 9/11 the US has turned into a militarized society. With some Generals as Petraeus elevated to the condition of National Heroes.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Goodman's account of Kennedy's Presidency is misleading and inadequate. I would encourage him to read Ray McGovern's two articles at this site: "Are Presidents Afraid of the CIA" and "Break the CIA in Two."

JFK attempted to take on the National Security, going as far as leaking to a reporter that "If the United States ever experiences [a coup] it will come not from the Pentagon but from the CIA."

Even the unprecedented step of leaking to the press fears of being overthrown by the CIA was insufficient to keep JFK from getting his head exploded in broad daylight. These people have been virtually unchallenged since.

Shame on Mel Goodman for distorting this pivotal moment in the chronology that he purports to explain.

John L.Opperman said...

As long as we accept rule from the top- be it presidents, kings, god(s), or even the 'proletariate"/workers, Power Corrupts.

Capitalism is only the latest-and failing-dictatorship of power. Until rational libertarian anarchists educate the public that Government and Private Property is the problem, organizing public/worker councils to distribute fully participitary democracy with instant-recallable, truely representative deligations thruout, and enviromentally sustainable production determined by Needs instead of Profits, will the world ever escape from the lethal tierany of minority held wealth and all the destruction it entails.
~John L.

Anonymous said...

as usual, Keeping It In The House

Here we have another shallow article written by an "ex" CIA tool, as if anybody can be "ex" CIA. Ray McGovern is another one.

Funny how CIA guys are totally ignorant of the money trail and where it leads, isn't it?

Who really owns the Military-Industrial Complex? How about sharing that "intelligence" with the people, "ex" CIA? Yeah, never.

Here's my point: Eisenhower was a puppet, as is Obama, as were all presidents since and including FDR -- except JFK, which is why he was murdered. The Rothschild international banking family, the wealthiest family for generations in the world, is the puppetmaster.

The Rothschilds are the true owners behind the fronts of Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Rockefeller, the Federal Reserve, Boeing, GE, and other defense contractors, the giant oil companies, and the major media -- along with most of the famous minor media, too.

They've been doing it since they created Communism and took over Russia, since they orchestrated WW1 and then WW2.

Yes, it's that big.

Our true enemies are the Rothschilds. Not Americans.

Everybody who limits their criticism and blaming to Americans is either awfully ignorant or serving the Rothschilds. It serves to keep us divided and conquered.

Yes, we have heinous American criminals in our government, atop corporations, etc. But that's all directed by the Rothschilds.

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The EQUAL Party website. It's not really about politics. It's about the Constitution and solutions.

James Laffrey

Anonymous said...

Ray McGovern is a good guy and he is generally right on about what he writes about. He is ex-CIA, but has few if any illusions about what the covert operations arm of the agency has done. But then again you are stating that one family rules the world which does not seem plausible, so I don't know why I take the time to point anything out...