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When in England, at a fairly large conference, Condi Rice was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an example of empire building' by George Bush.

She 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 return.'

You 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 intended 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?'

You 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 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 Brits, Canadians, Aussies and Americans arranged it so you wouldn't have to speak German.'

You 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. 'You have been to France before, monsieur?' the customs officer asked sarcastically. Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to France previously. Then 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.

'Impossible. Americans always have to show your 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.'

You could have heard a pin drop.

If you are proud, pass this on! If not delete it.

(I believe the sender has taken some liberties with the accounts, but the sentiments need an occasional repeating).




Colin Powell did.

I'm probably going to unpublish this post just because it's a demonstrably false email chain letter, unless anyone thinks there's anything constructive it can add to the site.

If each anecdote were demonstrably false, I would have no difficulty in having it censored.

Which Republican stated the case doesn't make this unworthy of reading: Some have a desperate need to feel proud about now.



I'll leave it, as long as people realize that this isn't just a badly written chain email, it's a badly written inaccurate chain email.

I suspect names were changed when Powell became a RINO and was exiled in the eyes of True Believers.

In any case, I notice lots of chain emails are being posted here. I'd prefer that if you want to spam people with chain mail, that you just forward them through mail. But as long as they generate discussion, I guess it's all right.

Have fun, have a good 4th.

"...In any case, I notice lots of chain emails are being posted here. I'd prefer that if you want to spam people with chain mail, that you just forward them through mail..."

So-called "chain mail" is usually spread among friends who are in general agreement with the expressed sentiment(s).

"Spamming" to a forum presents an opportunity for those who disagree with the sentiment(s) to fully debate those disagreements.

BTW: "Chain mail" is a form of flexible metal body armor used in our historical past.



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I know what spam is, I know what chain emails are, and I know what chainmail is. Now, if anyone actually forwards me some ridiculous chain email, I immediately flame the hell out of them. Not that many people send me chain emails anymore. I just didn't see a whole lot of discussion around these, because it's kind of like having a topic called "Trees are Nice", there's just not that much to say about it.

Like I said, no problem.