This has been around before, but it is still good reading today
WHAT SENATOR JOHN GLENN SAID
Things that make you think a little:
There were 39 combat related killings in
In the fair city of
That's just one American city,
About as deadly as the entire war-torn country of
When some claim that President Bush shouldn't have started this war, state the following:
1. FDR led us into World War II.
From 1941-1945, 450,000 lives were lost... an average of 112,500 per year.
3. Truman finished that war and started one in
From 1950-1953, 55,000 lives were lost ... an average of 18,334 per year.
4.John F. Kennedy started the
5. Johnson turned
He was offered Osama bin Laden's head on
a platter three times by
7. 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
to take the Branch Davidian compound.
That was a 51-day operation.
We've been looking for evidence for chemical weapons in
It took less time for the 3rd Infantry Division and the Marines to destroy the Medina Republican Guardthan it took Ted Kennedy to call the police after his Oldsmobile sank at Chappaquiddick.
It took less time to take
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 .
JOHN GLENN (ON THE SENATE FLOOR)
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, it is 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
You stand there, Howard, and you think about this nation, and you tell ME that those people didn't have a job?"
(For those who don't remember or know..
During W.W.II, Howard Metzenbaum was an
the Communist Party in the
Now He is 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!! )