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    Should America Apologize?? You could hear a pin drop!!!

    Got this from a friend of mine.

    At a time when our president and other politicians tend to apologize for
    our country's prior actions, here's a refresher on how some of our
    former patriots handled negative comments about our country.

    These are good

    JFK'S Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was in France in the early 60's when
    DeGaulle decided to pull out of NATO. DeGaulle said he wanted all US
    military out of France as soon as possible.

    Rusk responded, "Does that include those who are buried here?"

    DeGaulle did not respond.

    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 intend
    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
    Admirals from the U.S., England, Canadian, Australian and French Navies
    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 Brit's, Canadians, Aussie's 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 minutes 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 their 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
    1944 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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    Gulf Coast, Floriduh
    Sccy is the limit

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    Things like that make me PROUD to be an American. That is why I volunteered for three years, proudly serving. Dad served, I served, my boy served. I'm proud to say no draft was necessary for me to serve.

    It makes me sad to see so many in our country act as though Freedom were free. I look and see such a large percentage of those people thinking thus are either on welfare and/or are politicians.

    I thank God for those who put their lives on the line to keep our country free.

    I thank God that our family wasn't one of those families who had to pay with a life or lives like so many other families have done over the years.

    Ken Chevy - Salem, Oregon

    082110 2230

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    Good post. Some governments in the world, and even some of our own politicians, tend to forget the good we've done and remember only the bad. It makes me wonder sometimes what the world would be like if we had been more isolationist. How many countries would be speaking German, Japanese or even Russian right now?

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