“Indeed, I think people want peace so much that one of these days, governments had better get out of their way and let them have it.” – Dwight David Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 to March 28, 1969)
This is one of several notable quotes from Eisenhower on peace.
As a five star general, he led the Allied forces in the invasion of France and Germany in 1944 – 1945, and later became the 1st Supreme Commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
Eisenhower, a Republican, was the 34th President of the United States.
As he left the office of the Presidency, he warned about the “military – industrial complex.”
[Sources: quote – personal knowledge and verified through use of BrainyQuote.com and The Little Book of Peace, edited by Patricia J. Chui (2001). Dates and biographical information – partially personal knowledge and verified through use of Wikipedia].