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Proud Americans


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Oct 17, 2008
Lincoln, NE
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Got this from my Aunt. Thought I'd share it, I think it neat!


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 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 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 rat her than speaking

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 to
be an American, pass this on!


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