"I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity."
Dwight Eisenhower - Canadian Club in Ottawa, Canada on January 10, 1946
"War is mankinds most tragic and stupid folly; to seek or advise its deliberate provocation is a black crime against all men. Though you follow the trade of the warrior, you do so in the spirit of Washington not of Genghis Khan. For Americans, only threat to our way of life justifies resort to conflict."
Dwight Eisenhower - Graduation Exercises at the United States Military Academy on June 3, 1947.
"Possibly my hatred of war blinds me so that I cannot comprehend the arguments they adduce. But, in my opinion, there is no such thing as a preventive war. Although this suggestion is repeatedly made, none has yet explained how war prevents war. Worse than this, no one has been able to explain away the fact that war creates the conditions that beget war."
Dwight Eisenhower - Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 10, 1950
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