President Eisenhower

Embarrassing moments from Trump’s visit to India

“Donald Trump abroad never ceases to entertain with his ignorance and misstatements. As India’s leaders learned from Trump’s previous visits to Saudi Arabia and China, all it takes is pomp and circumstance to get this president’s favorable remarks. Here are a few gems from his just-concluded visit:…”

Mel Gurtov
Published in: In the Human Interest, Gilmer Free Press, The Smirking Chimp, Bainbridge Island Review, Counterpunch, In the Human Interest
Date: February 25,27, March 2,3,2020
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The Pentagon Slush Fund

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“Back in 1959, President Eisenhower and Soviet Premier Khrushchev took a break from their summit and walked in the woods around Camp David. Khrushchev, in his memoirs, relates a conversation in which the president complains of how hard it is to resist the military’s demands for more money. Military leaders, said Eisenhower, invariably insist the US will fall behind the Soviet Union unless he gives them the money for this or that weapon system. “They keep grabbing for more, and I keep giving it to them.” He asked Khrushchev if that was also the case in the USSR. “It’s just the same,” said Khrushchev, who went on to describe virtually the same script. “Yes,” said the president, “that’s what I thought.””

Author: Mel Gurtov
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Date: June 1,23,24,25,27,28,2015

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