Interesting history lesson on war from John Glenn

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    Had to cut and paste from an e-mail. Sorry if it's a lttle messey

    From: For those of us who spent time in the military, believe in our military and support the men and women of our military, read on............. ~
    John Glenn (DEMOCRAT) said this -----
    It should 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:

    FDR (DEMOCRAT) 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 (DEMOCRAT) 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 (DEMOCRAT) started the Vietnam conflict in 1962. Vietnam never attacked us.

    Johnson (DEMOCRAT) turned Vietnam into a quagmire.
    >From 1965-1975, 58,000 lives were lost .. an average of 5,800 per year.

    Clinton (DEMOCRAT) 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 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. And the Democrats are complaining about how long the war is taking.

    But Wait, There's more.

    It took less time to take Iraq than it took Janet Reno (DEMOCRAT) 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 (DEMOCRAT) 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 - January 26, 2004)

    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 DAD'S 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 have the gall to tell ME that those people didn't have a job?

    What about Metzenbaum?'

    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.
     
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    its pretty ballsy to suggest that john glen never held a job. Id rather toss around viable iraq war solutions than entertain speculation about iraq but Glenn did score a a helluva rebuttal to the charge of never having a job.
     
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    Bascially, whenever a Bush voter starts a thread stating "I got this email" and "such and such a Democrat said...."

    Check snopes. It's probably bullshit. And a lot of naive and gullible wingnutters get a lot of chain emails that are bullshit.
     
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    Are you trying to say that Obama isn't a musllim?:eusa_liar:

    What is the point of saying a "Democrat" said? Democrats unlike the right don't always lemming together. In the end that will be their strength that defeats the right.

    I can respect John Glenn and still disagree with him.
     
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    Oh this could get ugly........................Almost like the ACLU advertizing that they'd defend muslim terrorists pro bono.......................:rolleyes: :eusa_whistle:
     

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