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Old 03-17-2003, 02:24 PM   #1
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True story- For you Americans



This is a small, but true story to give you an idea of the kind of
man and the kind of woman we have in the White House right now.

As you may know, the President and Mrs. Bush visited the Washington
Burn Center on Friday 14 September. Among those they visited was Lt.
Col. Brian Birdwell, who was badly burned in the Pentagon attack.

Mrs. Bush went into Brian's room, spoke to him for about a minute,
all the time as if they had been life-long acquaintances. She then
turned to Brian's wife Mel, who at this time had been at the
hospital for probably 2 1/2 days, and apparently, according to Mel
herself, was dirty, grimy and had blood on her shirt.

Mrs. Bush hugged Mel for what Mel said seemed like an eternity, just
as if Mel were one of her closest family members.

Mrs. Bush then told Brian and Mel that there was "someone" there to
see him.

The President then walked in, stood by Brian's bedside, asked Brian
how he was doing, told him that he was very proud of them both and
that they were his heroes.

The President then saluted Brian.

Now, at this point in time, Brian is bandaged up pretty well. His
hands are burned very badly as well as the back of him from the head
down. His movements were very restricted. Upon seeing the President
saluting him, Brian began to slowly return the salute, taking, from
the accounts so far, about 15-20 seconds to get his hand up to his
head. During all of this, 15-20 seconds, President Bush never moved,
never dropped his salute.

The President dropped his salute only when Brian was finished with
his, and then gave Mel a huge hug for what also probably seemed like
an eternity.

No further comments. Pray for our leadership. Thank God for what we
are, have, and will be.

As a note to those of you who might not be familiar with military
protocol, the subordinate normally initiates a salute and will hold
it until the superior officer returns the salute.

In the above incident, President Bush acted in the role of the
subordinate to show his respect and high regard for the injured man.
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Old 03-17-2003, 03:59 PM   #2
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Now that's true patriotism and loyalty. Well, seeing as I am an American, I truly appreciate things like this.
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Old 03-17-2003, 08:22 PM   #3
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yeah, well....Bush probably had about dozens of news reporters around him.

Besides, Everyone except american hates bush anyway.
Whats justice?. There is no justice. You think Housain is axis of evil? well.. To the people of Iraq, He probably is hero to their country. Its all in point of view.
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Old 03-17-2003, 08:50 PM   #4
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Yea, but do you feel safe knowing that there is some wacko out there with the ability to use biochemical weapons at his own will. I certainly don't... The Americans should have finished the job ten years ago in the Gulf war but they didn't, now it's time to act.
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Old 03-17-2003, 08:59 PM   #5
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Yea, but do you feel safe knowing that there is some wacko out there with the ability to use biochemical weapons at his own will.
Yea ok thats the biggest BOLONY ever made, if he were to use it he would have done it 1000000000000000000 times by now
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Old 03-17-2003, 09:02 PM   #6
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yea just like September 11th right? People talk about these things that can "never happen to us" and when they do, then you start to give a damn. That's pretty sad! So I support Bush 200% with this war. It's a war against Saddam, not Iraq, that has been forgotten by many people. Well, I'm American so I'm going to support him either way.
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Old 03-17-2003, 09:21 PM   #7
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it has nothing to do with saddam its all about the OIL and the AMERICAN Interest, this country doesnt care how many civilians get killed in Iraq, or how many US solider die, all they car is $$$ cause thats what this country is based on, Pure CAPITALISM
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Old 03-17-2003, 09:27 PM   #8
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I agree with you completely. BUt at the end of the day, tell me which country doesn't look out for their own self interest. Every country around the world strives to make more $$$. Yes, this war is not only against Saddam and his weapons, but also for the oil. I don't agree with the death of innocent civilians and probably many Americans to, but anytime America is threatened in any way big or small, it's been a given that they will stand up to the problem even at the cost of many innocent lives. BUT, its seems America is going to war with Iraq so I'm going to support it no matter what...
"America is the most powerful nation, therefore the most hated."
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Old 03-17-2003, 09:40 PM   #9
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"America is the most powerful nation, therefore the most hated." [/b]
Yup hated by all, everywhere you go even in "neighboring" Canada, you will se hatred, and its normal, and this country deserves to be treated like that. It is not hated because its the most powerful, but because of the way it acts towards everyone else. And every time this country gets stronger another country gets weaker.
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Old 03-17-2003, 09:46 PM   #10
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I agree with you. But, it's survival of the fittest and that's how it's always going to be whether people like it or not. Someone's gain is someone's loss right? Just wondering, are you American? I know America makes alot of irrational choices and it does bug me that this happens, but I accept that this is just the way it is.


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Old 03-17-2003, 09:51 PM   #11
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no im not america i do live here, and i like it m not saying i dont, but politcaly i HATE America's views, almost all of them.

BTW here are how some americans are thinking

CLICK HERE
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Old 03-17-2003, 10:01 PM   #12
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I'm American, but I don't hate Canada. I've lived in both the USA and Canada and noticed alot about people's attitudes. Yes, there are stereotpyes on both sides of the fence, but more so with Canadians. They have this thing against Americans like they are so dumb, fat, unemployed and they just have this huge "Canadian" attitude to them. In the States, yes, they make fun of Canada and eskimos and beavers, but it's always passed off as a joke. It doesn't carry on forever. All the newspapers here have some sort of cartoon making fun of the States and for a country that supposedly doesn't like America's "views" they certainly spend alot of time thinking about them and even talking about them. I mean, if people hate America so bad, why the hell do they keep talking about them. Get over it. Also, something I found funny when I went to Wonderland last year, it's callled "Paramount Canada's Wonderland" and some guy is arguing with me that it's Canada's "treasure" and they own it blah blah blah. Yea, it's too bad PARAMOUNT is American... Hey buddy if you are out there, get a life...

Sorry for the long post, but I had to take that off my chest. I'm not in any way bashing Canada.. I do live here and have nothing against it, but I only love America
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Yea, but do you feel safe knowing that there is some wacko out there with the ability to use biochemical weapons at his own will. I certainly don't... The Americans should have finished the job ten years ago in the Gulf war but they didn't, now it's time to act.

Yeah that wacko's name is BUSH. And he has more military power at his disposal than the top 20 other nations or the world in ranking order combined!!!. Now that scares me!!!!!
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