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In Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, short while after the beginning of the movie, Irina Spalko captured Indy and force him to lead the U.S soldiers military base which contains bunch of crates. Then, they've opened a highly magnetic crate which contains a weird creature. Meanwhile, Indy attempts to escape, however the attempts failed because Mac was pointing the gun at Indy's head and then reveals he's a spy working for Soviets. In that time, Indy and Mac had a conversation and then finally Spalko asked, 'No defiant last words, Dr. Jones?' to Indy. He replied as, 'I like Ike'.

Here is the script of the movie,

          INDY
Drop the guns, or Colonel 
Dr. Spalko is dead.

MAC TURNS HIS GUN ON INDY

          INDY 
Why, Mac?

          MAC
Well, what can I say, Jonesey?
I'm a capitalist, and they pay.

          INDY
After all those years we spent 
spying on the Reds? I thought 
we were friends, Mac.

          MAC
I've had a run of bad luck with 
the cards lately, mate. Awful. 
Bloody awful. I can't go home 
empty-handed again.

          SPALKO
No defiant last words, Dr. Jones?

          INDY
I like lke.

What does 'I like Ike' mean in this particular context?

Why does Indy say like that?

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You should add a little bit more framing to this question. What was going on in the scene when he says this? –  DForck42 Sep 7 '12 at 17:48

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Irina Spalko was a KGB operative communist working for the Soviet Union. She was attempting to obtain the Crystal Skull in order to give the USSR an advantage over the Americans.

Ike was a nickname for President Dwight D. Eisenhower, staunch opponent of communism. "I like Ike" was one of his campaign slogans.

From the screenplay:

The barrel of Mac’s gun, pointing directly at Indy’s head.
INDY (cont’d) Why Mac? Why? *
MAC What can I say, Jonsy, I’m a capitalist. And they paid. *
INDY After all those years we spent spying on the Reds?! I thought we were friends Mac.
...
SPALKO No defiant last words, Dr. Jones?
INDY I like Ike.

Indiana Jones was clearly opposed to communism, at the time President Eisenhower was the strongest force against communism. And given that Jones had just learned his friend betrayed him, he wanted to show that he was still loyal American.

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In case it is not clear, Ike was a nickname for Dwight D. Eisenhower, who was U.S. president from 1953 to 1961. The slogan appeared on some campaign buttons when he ran. Ike was a nickname for the whole Eisenhower family when he and his siblings were young. Eventually the others no longer used it and Dwight D. was the only one left with it. –  wallyk May 16 '13 at 5:43

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