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The Wann

TheWann formely known as the Airman in Iraq blog, since I am no longer in Iraq I decided to make this still for family and friends, with a wider stretch of thoughts for anyone else. 

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Monday, December 05, 2005

10:40 PM - What John Glenn said

I am not one to put political/military commentaries on this but I recieved this in an email and thought that I would share it.


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, note 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.

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 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!!

JOHN GLENN (ON THE SENATE FLOOR)
Mon, 26 Jan 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 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 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 my tie 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 veterans' 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
those waving flags

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 Metzenbaum 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.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Airman it's been a long time. My parents have been keeping me posted on how you've been, I'm greatful to know you doing good. I've been wanting to get a hold of you and your sister for quite some time but time has been a real issue. I married 15 mouths ago to the same girl I was with in 2000, I've been working at a local mechanic shop for the last four years, and at 56hrs a week with no benefits and a jerk for a boss I'm realy getting sick of that place. So I've been job hunting alot latly. I'm trying to figure out whether I still want to work on cars, I'm thinking if I do; commercial vehicals would be better because I won't have crabby customers thinking I'm just trying to squeeze another buck out of them. The marriege is great we're both happy. I heard about your sister and I want to congradulate her on her marriege I wrote a letter to see how she has been and tell her how things have been going with me but that was before I found out she no longer lived in KC. I miss the both of you I'd really like to hear from either one of you, if you want to get ahold of me via E-mail my adress is[ flamewall8@excite.com ]just put you last name on the subject bar (I don't trust strange mail). Well I'm going to end this, have a Marry Christmas and wish my wife a happy 21st birth day TODAY she's so excited
ok god bless....
Cuz J-rod,Kirk,Pat,&Rick

P.S. I love the news week trick we get that magazine mouthly and couldn't figure out why we didn't get that issue and I heard what your Dad did because of that, SHAMEFUL you should be for that terrible trick................. But man that was funny LMAO....take care...  


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