Oldie but a goodie

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  1. Cephus

    Cephus Monkey+++ Founding Member

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    Why the apology ??????

    <table style="width: 6.5in; margin-left: 0.5in;" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="702"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding: 0in;" valign="top"> 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.


    are good

    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?"

    did not respond.

    could have heard a pin drop.

    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

    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
    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?"

    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
    Brit's, Canadians, Aussie's and Americans arranged it so you wouldn't
    have to speak German."

    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.

    have been to France before, monsieur?" the customs officer asked

    Mr. Whiting

    admitted that he had been to France

    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."

    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."

    could have heard a pin drop.


    you are proud to be an American, pass this on! If not, delete it.

    I am proud to be of this land, AMERICA

    Don't know if belong here or not ,If not feel free to move .

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