Why we fight…

I told you so!
Born: October 14, 1890
Died: March 28, 1969

Dwight David Eisenhower was an inspiring military leader, best-selling author, head of Columbia University, and president of the United States. As the top American general and later Allied Supreme Commander in the European theater, he directed Allied forces in World War II to victories in North Africa and Italy and coordinated the massive and successful D-Day invasion of France. Extraordinarily popular with both his soldiers and the American public, Eisenhower was twice elected to the presidency, where he led the United States with determination and purpose during the difficult early years of the Cold War. After his retirement from public life in 1961, Eisenhower continued to serve his country as an advisor to presidents Kennedy and Johnson.

Why We Fight: New Film Takes a Hard Look at the American War Machine From World War II to Iraq
Amy Goodman plays excerpts from the film and speaks with award-winning director Eugene Jarecki.

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