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Eisenhower in War or Peace Is Model for Candidates

By Al Hunt, Bloomberg - June 3, 2012

Dwight D. Eisenhower was one of America’s greatest presidents. A half-century ago, as a teenager enamored with politics, I argued incessantly to the contrary with my father, a devout Republican.

It seems relevant this week. June 6 marks the 68th anniversary of D-Day, the greatest military expedition in modern history, led by Supreme Allied Commander Eisenhower. There’s a magnificent new biography, “Eisenhower in War and Peace,” by the historian Jean Edward Smith. The presidential candidates, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, should study the 34th president.

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