A wonderful come back by an American. You will love this,

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Angelkitty, May 27, 2007.

  1. Angelkitty

    Angelkitty New Member

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    I LOVE THIS COMEBACK...

    One of my sons serves in the military. He is
    stationed
    stateside, here in California. He called me
    yesterday
    to let me know how warm and welcoming people
    were to
    him and his troops everywhere they go.

    Telling me how people shake their hands and
    thank them
    for being willing to serve and fight, not
    only our own
    freedoms but so that others may have them
    too.

    Then he told me about an incident in the
    grocery store
    he stopped at yesterday, on his way home from
    the
    base. He said that several people were in the
    line
    ahead of him, including a woman dressed in a
    burkha.

    He said when she got to the cashier, she made
    a loud
    remark about the U.S. Flag, lapel pin, the
    cashier
    wore on her smock. The cashier reached up and
    touched
    the pin and said, "Yes, I always wear it
    proudly,
    because I'm an American."

    The woman in the burkha then asked the
    cashier when
    she was going to stop bombing her countrymen,

    explaining that she was Iraqi.

    Then, a Gentleman standing behind my son
    stepped
    forward, putting his arm around my son's
    shoulders and
    nodding towards my son, said in a calm and
    gentle
    voice to the Iraqi woman: Lady, hundreds of
    thousands
    of men and women like this young man have
    fought and
    died so that YOU could stand here, in MY
    country and
    accuse a check-out cashier of bombing YOUR
    countrymen.
    It is my belief that had you been this
    outspoken in
    YOUR own country, we wouldn't need to be
    there today.
    But, hey, if you have now learned how to
    speak out so
    loudly and clearly, I'll gladly buy you a
    ticket and pay

    your way back to Iraq, so you can straighten
    out the

    Mess in YOUR country, that you are obviously
    here

    in MY country to avoid."

    Everyone within hearing distance cheered!

    IF YOU AGREE... Pass this on to all of your
    proud
    American friends.

    I just did.
     
  2. thegavel

    thegavel New Member

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    Enough Said..........
     

  3. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    Couldn't have said it better myself.I wish I could shake your Son's hand.It is my humble opinion that he is a wonderful man who deserves the highest respect!!:big_smile:
     
  4. kory

    kory New Member

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    nuff said.......
     
  5. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    More Americans need to stand tall like this man. Thanks for sharing a great story. Enough is Enough.
     
  6. Hope

    Hope New Member

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    That's the truth! Thanks, Patricia.
     
  7. Wil

    Wil New Member

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    awsome post, reps to u
     
  8. okie gal

    okie gal New Member

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    I would like to give a BIG THANK YOU to your son for serving.
    That is a great story!
    Until I visited China for a short period of time, I guess I had taken our freedom pretty much for granted. Knowing that our guide could not have left the country at that time was a rude awakening to me.
    Okie gal
     
  9. rebelzgrl76

    rebelzgrl76 New Member

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    woohooo.........well said!!!!:big_smile:

    Very well indeed!


    God bless our solider men and women!