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John Glenn's speech before the senate

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by melbo, Nov 10, 2005.

  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Email from a friend today:

    [center:6349eb039e]WHAT SENATOR JOHN GLENN SAID

    Things that 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:

    a. FDR led us into World War II.

    b. Germany never attacked us; Japan did

    From 1941 - 1945, 450,000 lives were lost ..

    an average of 112,500 per year.

    c. 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.

    d. John F. Kennedy started the Vietnam conflict in 1962.

    Vietnam never attacked us.

    e. Johnson turned Vietnam into a quagmire.

    From 1965 - 1975, 58,000 lives were lost

    an average of 5,800 per year.

    f. 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.

    g. 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.

    The Democrats are complaining

    about how long the war is taking.


    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 for 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.

    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!!!


    Mon, 26 January 2004 11:13

    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 Metzenvbaum

    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 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 <waiving>

    You stand there, and you think about this nation,

    and you tell ME that those people didn't have a job?

    What about you?

    For those who don't remember...

    During W.W.II, Howard Mezenbaum 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.

    It might not be a bad idea to keep this circulating[/center:6349eb039e]
  2. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

  3. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    WHOA, SLAM! :eek:

    Most people fail to even admit that Ted is a bought and paid for piece of crap.
  4. 155gunner

    155gunner Monkey+++ Founding Member

    This is partially true. The quote by Glenn was delivered in 1974 during a debate, not 2004. Glenn and Metzenbaum weren't in the Senate in 2004. Ohio's Senators are Mike DeWine and George Voinovich, now and in 2004. Snopes explains it all. It is a good quote but is taken out of context in this case.
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