You could have heard a pin drop.

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    When in England, at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell was asked
    by the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an
    example of empire building' by George Bush.

    He answered by saying, 'Over the years, the United States has sent many
    of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom
    beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in
    return is enough to bury those that did not return.'

    You could have heard a pin drop.

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    There was a conference in France where a number of international
    engineers were taking part, including French and American. During a break
    one of the French engineers came back into the room saying, 'Have you heard the latest dumb stunt Bush has done? He has sent an aircraft carrier to Indonesia to help the tsunami victims. What does he intended to do, bomb them?'

    A Boeing engineer stood up and replied quietly: 'Our carriers have three
    hospitals on board that can treat several hundred people; they are nuclear
    powered and can supply emergency electrical power to shore facilities;
    they have three cafeterias with the capacity to feed 3,000 people three
    meals a day, they can produce several thousand gallons of fresh water from sea water each day, and they carry half a dozen helicopters for use in
    transporting victims and injured to and from their flight deck. We have
    eleven such ships; how many does France have?'

    You could have heard a pin drop.

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    A U.S. Navy Admiral was attending a naval conference that included NAVY
    Admirals from the U.S., England, Canada, Australia and France. At a cocktail reception, he found himself standing with a large group of
    Officers that included personnel from most of those countries. Everyone
    was chatting away in English as they sipped their drinks but a French
    admiral suddenly complained that, 'whereas Europeans learn many languages, Americans learn only English.' He then asked, 'Why is it that we always have to speak English in these conferences rather than speaking French?'

    Without hesitating, the American Admiral replied 'Maybe it's because the
    Brits, Canadians, Aussies and Americans arranged it so you wouldn't have
    to speak German.'

    You could have heard a pin drop.

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    AND THIS STORY FITS RIGHT IN WITH THE ABOVE...
    Robert Whiting, an elderly gentleman of 83, arrived in Paris by plane.
    At French Customs, he took a few moments to locate his passport in his
    carry on.

    'You have been to France before, monsieur?' the customs officer asked sarcastically.

    Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to France previously .
    'Then you should know enough to have your passport ready.'
    The American said, 'The last time I was here, I didn't have to show it.'
    'Impossible. Americans always have to show your passports on arrival in
    France!'

    The American senior gave the Frenchman a long hard look. Then he quietly explained. 'Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day in '44 to help liberate this country, I couldn't find a single Frenchmen to show a passport to.'

    You could have heard a pin drop.
     
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    Wow. No lefty loons have anything to say to this. Interesting.
     
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    What's there to say? "So?" comes to mind.
     
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    Was Rumsfeld with him? I don't think so, because if they catch him in Europe or the Hague, he'll be arrested and charged with war crimes.
     
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    this looks like one of those chain emails that go around and then snopes will investigate it and find most if not all these incidents never took place.

    Do you have links to provide that confirm these statements actually took place?

    looks like hyper-patriotic nonsense to me, trying to show how "great" America is.
     
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    Can you say...



    Junkmail! :rofl:
     
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    This stupid claptrap has been doing the rounds since I first starting posting seven years ago. Always jingoistic, "patriotic", right-wing whack jobs post it. Surprised he hasn't reprised the poem about the dream a guy has about the revolutionary soldier...blah. blah blah
     
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    don't know if all that happened. Hope it did

    Doesn't change the fact that 100% of it is all true.
     
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    For Balance...


    And unlike Junkmail, I'll even provide a link. :lol:

    Capitol Hill Blue's The Rant: Bush on the Constitution: A 'goddamned piece of paper'
     

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