something to think about

Submitted by Brian,Deep river on 11/1/04 at 8:31 PM. ( )

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. 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. 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.

The Democrats 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.

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

Wait, there's more!

JOHN GLENN ON THE SENATE FLOOR Date: 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 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
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 at 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 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 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. Now he is a

If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading it in English,
thank a Veteran.

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This response submitted by nobody on 11/1/04 at 9:51 PM. ( )

typical liberal source

This response submitted by DaveT on 11/1/04 at 10:08 PM. ( )

By a typical liberal no-name COWARD. No wonder Ben Laden wants a liberal in the Whitehouse.


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