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Regardless of your political views, this certainly gives us all food
> >for thought.
> >
> >
> > Sen.Glenn was so quick on his feet. When you speak
> > from the heart and with passion, you never know what
> > comes out.
> >
> > -------SENATOR JOHN GLENN SAID:
> > Things that make you think a little.......
> > 1. There were 39 combat related killings in Iraq
> > during the month of 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.
> > 2. When some claim President Bush shouldn't have
> > started this war, state the following .
> > FDR...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...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....started the Vietnam conflict in
> > 1962. Vietnam never attacked us. Johnson...turned
> > Vietnam into a quagmire. From 1965-1975,
> > 58,000 lives were lost, an average of 5,800 per year.
> > 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.
> > 3. In the two 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 of 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 killing a woman.
> > Wait, there's more......................
> > 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 our military.
> > JOHN GLENN ON THE SENATE FLOOR Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 11:13
> > Senator Howard Metzenbaum to Senator Glenn: "How can you
> > run for Senate when you've never held a real job?"
> > Senator Glenn: "I served 23 years in the United States
> > Marine Corps. I served through two wars. I flew 149 missions.
> > My plane was hit by antiaircraft fire on 12 different occasions.
> > I was in the space program.
> > You go with me to the Space Program at N! ASA 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?
> >
> > I'll tell you,Howard Metzenbaum; you should be on your knees every
day
> >ofyour life thanking God that there were some men - SOME MEN -
> > who held REAL jobs. And they required a dedication to a
> > purpose - and a love of country and a dedication to duty
> > that was more important than life itself. And their self-sacrifice
> > is what made this! country possible.
> > I HAVE held a job, Howard! 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
> > If you can read this, thank a teacher.... If you are reading
> > it in English thank a Veteran.
 

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