The speech in Washington, 16 April 1953, by the President of the United States and former Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers, continued: "The world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children." Eisenhower may be deemed to have had sufficient knowledge and experience to comment usefully on such matters. All he is saying is that it is a matter of priorities. Do we think it is more worthwhile to assemble vast collections of smart and cunningly engineered weapons than to feed the hungry, or do we not?