PLEASE BE SURE TO READ WHAT
SENATOR JOHN GLENN SAID, Scroll down.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 of your
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
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 .