In 1952, a candidate ran for President during an unpopular war. He promised to bring the troops home by Christmas if he was elected. No one dared to question whether Dwight Eisenhower supported the troops or not; and he was elected President twice by landslides.
Yes, we can support our troops and question the validity of keeping them in Iraq. I have done it now for 6 years.
I'd dare to question whether or not Eisenhower supported the troops. He didn't. For you to continue to declare that he did shows that you have no idea what you are talking about.
Eisenhower INTENTIONALLY LEFT up to 5000 of our men behind in North Korea and the USSR all because he wanted a "honorable armistice" with the North Koreans, Chinese and Russians. I should know, my Uncle was one of the soldiers left behind.
The 5000 number figure-Read the section titled Investigation in Progress located at
It is the Senate Select Committee website for POW/MIA's
Eisenhowers role as President during the Korean Conflict is located at
You will see page numbers for each secton. Scoll down to page 244 and 245.
Finally, read the testimony of Retired Lieutenant Colonel Phillip Corso to the Senate Select Committee on November 10, 1992 where he testifies that along with Eisenhower, he agrees to ignore and hide the fact that there were still known POW's alive and in the custody of the North Koreans and their allies.
Scroll down to Testimony of Lieutenant Colonel Phillip Corso, USA, Ret. about 3/4's of the way down the page.
And.... to put the icing on the cake, you should read about the
"sightings" of POW's decades after the Korean Conflict ended.
How about this;
House Subcommittee on Military Personnel
Statement of Donna Downes Knox
Korean/Cold War Family Association of the Missing
I could give you numerous links to access, but these should suffice.
Eisenhower was the worst example you could have used. He was a traitor to the men who servd our country in the 1950's.