Eisenhower warns us of the military industrial complex
"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes."
former President Dwight D. Eisenhower's farewell address to the American public
An ignored warning from a REPUBLICAN president for crying out loud!
(full quote is preceeded by: "...3,5 million men and women are directly engaged in the defense establishment. The total influence; economic, political, even spiritual; is felt in every city, State house & office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. ...")