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    Things that make you think a little:

    There were 39 combat related killings in Iraq in January.
    In the fair city of Detroit there were 35 murders in the
    month of January. That's just one American city,
    about as deadly as the entire war-torn country of Iraq.

    When some claim that President Bush shouldn't
    have started this war, state the following:

    a. FDR led us into World War II.

    b. Germany never attacked us; Japan did.
    >From 1941-1945, 450,000 lives were lost ...
    an average of 112,500 per year.

    c. Truman finished that war and started one in Korea.
    North Korea never attacked us ..
    >From 1950-1953, 55,000 lives were lost ..
    an average of 18,334 per year.

    d John F. Kennedy started the Vietnam conflict in 1962.
    Vietnam never attacked us .

    e. Johnson turned Vietnam into a quagmire.
    >From 1965-1975, 58,000 lives were lost .
    an average of 5,800 per year.

    f. Clinton went to war in Bosnia without UN or French consent.
    Bosnia never attacked us.
    He was offered Osama bin Laden's head on a platter three
    times by Sudan and did nothing. Osama has attacked us on
    multiple occasions.

    g. In the years since terrorists attacked us , President Bush
    has liberated two countries, crushed the Taliban, crippled
    al-Qaida, put nuclear inspectors in Libya, Iran, and, North
    Korea without firing a shot, and captured a terrorist who
    slaughtered 300,000 of his own people.

    The Democrats are complaining
    about how long the war is taking.
    It took less time to take Iraq than it took Janet Reno
    to take the Branch Davidian compound.
    That was a 51-day operation..

    We've been looking for evidence for chemical weapons
    in Iraq for less time than it took Hillary Clinton to find
    the Rose Law Firm billing records.

    It took less time for the 3rd Infantry Division and the
    Marines to destroy the Medina Republican Guard
    than it took Ted Kennedy to call the police after his
    Oldsmobile sank at Chappaquiddick.

    It took less time to take Iraq than it took
    to count the votes in Florida!!!!

    Our Commander-In-Chief is doing a GREAT JOB !
    The Military morale is high!

    The biased media hopes we are too ignorant
    to realize the facts

    But Wait .

    There's more!

    Mon, 26 Jan 2004 11:13

    Some people still don't understand why military personnel
    do what they do for a living. This exchange between
    Senators John Glenn and Senator Howard Metzenbaum
    is worth reading. Not only is it a pretty impressive
    impromptu speech, but it's also a good example of one
    man's explanation of why men and women in the armed
    services do what they do for a living.

    This IS a typical, though sad, example of what
    some who have never served think of the military.

    Senator Metzenbaum (speaking to Senator Glenn):
    "How can you run for Senate
    when you've never held a real job?"

    Senator Glenn (D-Ohio):
    "I served 23 years in the United States Marine Corps.
    I served through two wars. I flew 149 missions.
    My plane was hit by anti-aircraft fire on 12 different
    occasions. I was in the space program. It wasn't my
    checkbook, Howard; it was my life on the line. It was
    not a nine-to-five job, where I took time off to take the
    daily cash receipts to the bank."

    "I ask you to go with me . as I went the other day...
    to a veteran's hospital and look those men
    with their mangled bodies . in the eye, and tell THEM
    they didn't hold a job!

    You go with me to the Space Program at NASA
    and go, as I have gone, to the widows and Orphans
    of Ed White, Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee...
    and you look those kids in the eye and tell them
    that their DADS didn't hold a job.

    You go with me on Memorial Day and you stand in
    Arlington National Cemetery, where I have more friends
    buried than I'd like to remember, and you watch
    those waving flags.

    You stand there, and you think about this nation,
    and you tell ME that those people didn't have a job?

    What about you?"

    For those who don't remember ..
    During W.W.II, Howard Metzenbaum was an attorney
    representing the Communist Party in the USA.

    Now he's a Senator!

    If you can read this, thank a teacher.
    If you are reading it in English thank a Veteran.
    Courage is just fear that has said it's prayers.

  • #2
    Need to check your history a little better. Germany didn't attack the US mainland, but did sink American ships sending supplies to England, killing American Merchant Marines. North Korea did invade the South knowing American troops were stationed there and would defend themselves and the South Korean people. North Vietam did invade the South also knowing they were our allies and that we would defend them. If you know the history of terrorist, Sadaam was a dictator who ruled with an iron fist, but there are others out there doing the same thing, do we attack them? Sadaam didn't like the Islamic terrorist any more than we did, so he keep them out. Now with our help, they will eventually get the oil and money needed to do their deeds. The Taliban isn't dead, Al Quieda isn't dead, there is still a long road with no end in sight. I have served in Iraq and exspect to return soon. But I feel our country has stepped into a big pile and won't be able to clean it off.


    • #3
      The job speech was from 1974 debate for democratic nomination to the US senate.

      That other one is newer...obviously.

      He was a military person but is now a politician. This is an example of how they sit around an try to toot their horn louder than the next.

      Being in the active military is a job harder than ANY in the world.
      There are 2 types of people in the world...
      Really stupid people who think they are smart
      Really smart people who think they are smart.


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