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A Different Kind of No Excuses, No Apology

Sunday, March 07, 2010

If you think the US needs to apologize for it's past then don't read this, just close it and go on in yourown little world.

My husband's uncle sent this to him. It's a pity that so many of us don't see things this way. Thank you to all the military who made it so. No more apologies! Be proud!
From: Michael Pullen
Subject: No Apology Accepted
JFK'S Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was in France in the early 60's when DeGaule decided to pull out of NATO.
DeGaule said he wanted all US military out of France as soon as possible.

Rusk responded, "Does that include those who are buried here?" DeGuale did not respond.

You could have heard a pin drop.

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

He 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 intend 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 a 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 Brit's, Canadians, Aussie's 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 their 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 to be an American, pass this on! If not, delete it.

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  • FRANRN76
    I LOVE this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    3490 days ago
  • XENA1956
    This has been going around the net for a few years. It always makes me think, "Why can't another country just be thankful that the US always helps out another country no matter what has befallen that country". If any country needs helps we are always there with help from the top brass of the military down to the lowly volunteer. Not so with many other countrys.
    3506 days ago
    Outstanding! emoticon
    3513 days ago
    I am a proud supporter of our US Military!
    3513 days ago
    Some may think this is a strange thing to post on this site, but so many of us are all about excuses, or we are concerned about what others might think (strangers, friends or even family) so we are constantly apologizing for or making excuses to not do something. We are trying to get healthy and live a better life, so learn to stop making excuses and stop with the apologies.
    3513 days ago
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