Hard, Grim, Indisputable Facts by steve christman published on 2013/01/04 03:24:11 +0000 Jim Lehrer - "What is the uh..proper relationship, what should be the proper relationship between the chairman of the fed and the president of the united states?" Alan Greenspan - "Well first of all, the federal reserve is an independent agency and that means basically that.. uh, there is no other agency of government that can overrule actions that we take. So long as that is in place and there is no evidence that the administration, congress or anybody else is requesting that we do things other than what we think is the appropriate thing...then...what the relationships are uh, don't frankly matter." Winston Churchill - "Many people think that the best way to escape war, is to dwell upon it's horror, and to imprint them vividly upon the minds of a younger generation...they flaunt the grisly photographs before their eyes, they fill their ears with tales of carnage...They dilate upon the ineptitude of generals and admirals. They denounce the crime as insensate folly of human strife....there dwells a nation... being taught from childhood to think of war as a glorious exercise and death in battle as the noblest fate for man. There is a nation which has abandoned all its liberties in order to augment its collective strength. There is a nation which..is in the grip of a group of ruthless men, unrestrained by law, by parliament, or by public opinion. Now, these are facts, hard, grim, indisputable facts, and in the face of these facts, I ask again, what are we to do?