Thursday, February 01, 2007

Fwd: Some interesting facts

>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.
>But Wait
>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 PRETTY GOOD 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 w ent 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.
>It might not be a bad idea to keep this circulating
> (The man with the boots does not mind where he


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