GOVERNMENT: Criminals All?

When Field Marshal General Keitel was sentenced as a war criminal, General Ike Eisenhower was asked: Do you think you would have been hanged if the Nazis had won the war? Said Ike: "Such thoughts you have."

In Nürnberg last week the U.S. posed the same question for U.S. businessmen who had armed the U.S. war machine. The U.S. indicted 24 former German industrialists, all officials of I. G. Farben Co., as war criminals, the first such indictment against businessmen in history. Among those whom it placed in the same category as Hitler and Göring were Farben's board chairman Hermann...

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