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    auhlike Michelle Obama I have alwas been proud to be an American

    Unlike Michelle Obama I have always been proud to be an American. I might not always agree with what our leaders do but I can't think of another country better that this one. Anyway someone sent me the following so thought I would post. Those listed as the ones that spoke these words may or may have really said them but I agree with what is written here none the less.

    Subject: You could have heard a pin drop... (Got this from an Army buddy of mine.)
    Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2008 21:23:55 -0500

    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.
    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    > 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.
    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    > A U.S . Navy Admiral was attending a naval conference
    > that included
    > Admirals from the U.S., English, 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 Brits, Canadians, Aussies and Americans arranged
    > it so you
    > wouldn't have to speak German.'
    > You could have heard a pin drop.
    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    > 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 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 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.
    > If you are proud, pass this on!
    > If not delete it.

    Last edited by HK4U; 09-18-2008 at 04:58 PM.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    Sep 2007
    Maybe someone should give this to her to read.

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    Who is her? She is a laywer she knows all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwo51 View Post
    Who is her? She is a laywer she knows all.
    You're absolutely right. After all, we have a Congress full of 'em!

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