| An email is circulating which
claims various facts regarding the US involvement in Iraq, and it concludes
with what it claims are statements by Ohio Senators John Glenn and Howard
Metzenbaum. At first glance, the emails appear to be real, but one point in the
email is glaringly false - the email claims the Senators made statements on the
senate floor Monday, January 26, 2004, but the problem is that neither were
Senators at the time.
When any witness is a court
case is proven to give false testimony, the rest of the testimony is to be
considered suspect as well. The same applies to emails, and in this case the
email at hand should be considered suspect, regardless of your own political
beliefs and if any of the content is factual or appears factual at face value.
Boycott Watch President Fred Taub said "If you want
to make a political point, start with facts and only state the facts. Boycott
Watch is proud to once again bust blatant lies via email."
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| Subject: Glenn Vs. Metzenbaum -- worth reading]
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
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
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
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.
looking for evidence for chemical weapons in Iraq for less time than it took
Hillary Clinton to find the Rose Law Firm billing records.
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
JOHN GLENN (ON THE SENATE FLOOR)
Mon, 26 Jan 2004
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.
IS a typical, though sad, example of what some who have never served think of
Senator Metzenbaum (speaking to Senator Glenn): "How can
you run for Senate when you've never held a real job?"
(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
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 Arlin gton
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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