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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-20-2005, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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Take a minute to read!!!!

Regardless of your political views, this certainly

gives us all food for thought. Sen.

Glenn was so quick on his feet. When you speak

from the heart and with passion, you never know what

comes out.

SENATOR JOHN GLENN SAID:

Things that make you think a little.......

1. There were 39 combat related killings in Iraq

during the month of 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.

2. When some claim President Bush shouldn't have

started this war, state the following .

FDR...led us into World War II. Germany never

attacked us: Japan did. From 1941-1945, 450,000

lives were lost, an average of 112,500 per year.

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.

John F. Kennedy....started the Vietnam conflict in

1962. Vietnam never attacked us. Johnson...turned

Vietnam into a quagmire. From 1965-1975, 58,000

lives were lost, an average of 5,800 per year.

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.

3. In the two 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.

Some are complaining about how long the war

is taking, but...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 of 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 killing a woman.

Wait, there's more......................

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 our military.

JOHN GLENN ON THE SENATE FLOOR Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 11:13

Senator Howard Metzenbaum to Senator Glenn: "How can you

run for Senate when you've never held a real job?"

Senator Glenn: "I served 23 years in the United States

Marine Corps. I served through two wars. I flew 149 missions.

My plane was hit by antiaircraft 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? I'll tell you,

Howard Metzenbaum; you should be on your knees every day of

your life thanking God that there were some men - SOME MEN -

who held REAL jobs. And they required a dedication to a

purpose - and a love of country and a dedication to duty

that was more important than life itself. And their self-sacrifice

is what made this country possible.

I HAVE held a job, Howard! 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

If you can read this, thank a teacher.... If you are reading

it in English thank a Veteran. Please keep this circulating.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-20-2005, 10:08 AM
 
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Assuming thats not some of the BS circulated in emails, thats pretty good!



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