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    Very interesting Read


    Senator John Glenn

    This is worth reading

    WHAT SENATOR JOHN GLENN SAID

    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 ..


    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!


    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, 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!


    You go Senator John Glenn and may GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU!!!!! AND THANK YOU

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    I enjoyed the historical and war loss comparisons. They are quite telling.

    It's a bit heavy on the "clinton did it too!" stuff but otherwise I completely agree with it's intended purpose.
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    I enjoy the point the article makes, but it just sound too Sean Hannity for me
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    very, VERY good read
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Drone
    I would'nt argue the logic of that timeline comparison, I would say,

    How many Roads, , Traffic lights, Medical Vists and Perscriptions, Sewage sytems, etc,etc, etc.....could we have repaired and upgraded for the 300 Plus Billion dollars we've spent on Iraq so far?

    I live in a major metroplitan city and state that , like most of the majors, can't maintain, let alone improve, it's infastructure, and essential services (Police, Fire, Public Health,etc.) Where's our money from the Feds? We badly need some of our tax dollars back and we are SOL.

    That's the problem I have , it's not that the Iraqi occupation was/is such a bad thing, it's the high cost of it when SO many needs are going unfunded domestically.
    No matter how much money the Fed. Gov. has, it still cant pave every single road in America, give every human being health insurance, or give very single cop/fireman a raise and better and newer cars, equipment, etc. All these "problems" existed prior to the Iraq war and prior to 9/11.
    Alot of people are using the argument that the money being used in the Iraq war could be used for funding cancer, aids, etc., but those things are being funded, have been funded, and always will be funded. I agree that America needs improvement, what country doesnt? Its not as if the Iraq war never happend, we still wouldnt have those problems mentioned in your post. No matter what happens, the world will never be perfect. Some people will always be homeless, some will never have health insurance, some will never be educated, some roads will always have potholes, cops and fireman will always be underpaid. And no matter how much money trickles down to the communities, it will never be enough.
    Just my thoughts.
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