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    This was sent to me by my brother on the USS Harry S. Truman. It's a good read.

    Subject: Worth the Reading...from England


    Regardless of how you feel about the US going to war...this is worth reading.

    Please pass it on.


    Must Read --Editorial from England


    No matter what your views on President Bush's statement of upcoming war,
    this, from an English journalist, is very interesting. Just a word of
    background for those of you who aren't familiar with the UK's Daily Mirror.
    This is a notoriously left-wing daily that is normally not supportive of the
    Colonials across the Atlantic.


    Tony Parsons ... Daily Mirror ... September 11, 2002

    One year ago, the world witnessed a unique kind of broadcasting -- the mass
    murder of thousands, live on television. As a lesson in the pitiless
    cruelty of the human race, September 11 was up there with Pol Pot's Mountain
    of Skulls in Cambodia, or the skeletal bodies stacked like garbage in the
    Nazi concentration camps.

    An unspeakable act so cruel, so calculated and so utterly merciless that
    surely the world could agree on one thing - nobody deserves this fate.
    Surely there could be consensus: The victims were truly innocent, the
    perpetrators truly evil.

    But to the world's eternal shame, 9/11 is increasingly seen as America's
    comeuppance. Incredibly, anti-Americanism has increased over the last year.

    There has always been a simmering resentment to the USA in this country; too
    loud, too rich, too full of themselves, and so much happier than Europeans
    -- but it has become an epidemic. And it seems incredible to me. More than
    that, it turns my stomach.

    America is this country's greatest friend and our staunchest ally. We are
    bonded to the US by culture, language and blood. A little over half a
    century ago, around half a million Americans died for our freedoms, as well
    as their own. Have we forgotten so soon? And exactly a year ago, thousands
    of ordinary men, women and children -- not just Americans, but from dozens
    of countries -- were butchered by a small group of religious fanatics. Are
    we so quick to betray them?

    What touched the heart about those who died in the Twin Towers and on the
    planes, was that we recognized them. Young fathers and mothers, somebody's
    son and somebody's daughter, husbands, wives, and children, some unborn.

    And these people brought it on themselves? Their nation is to blame for
    their meticulously planned slaughter?

    These days you don't have to be some dust-encrusted nut job in Kabul or
    Karachi or Finsbury Park to see America as the Great Satan. The
    anti-American alliance is made up of self-loathing liberals who blame the
    Americans for every ill in the Third World, and conservatives suffering from
    power-envy, bitter that the world's only superpower can do what it likes
    without having to ask permission.

    The truth is that America has behaved with enormous restraint since
    September 11.

    Remember ... remember ..... remember ... the gut-wrenching tapes of weeping
    men phoning their wives to say, "I love you," before they were burned alive.

    Remember those people leaping to their deaths from the top of burning
    skyscrapers. Remember the hundreds of firemen buried alive.

    Remember the smiling face of that beautiful little girl who was on one of
    the planes with her mum.

    Remember ..... remember ...

    And realize that America has never retaliated for 9/11 in anything like the
    way it could have.

    So a few al-Qaeda tourists got locked up without a trial in Camp X-ray?
    Pass the Kleenex .....

    So some Afghan wedding receptions were shot up after they merrily fired
    their semi-automatics in a sky full of American planes? A shame, but maybe
    next time they should stick to confetti.

    AMERICA could have turned a large chunk of the world into a parking lot.
    That it didn't is a sign of strength. American voices are already being
    raised against attacking Iraq -- that's what a democracy is for. How many
    in the Islamic world will have a minute's silence for the slaughtered
    innocents of 9/11? How many Islamic leaders will have the guts to say that
    the mass murder of 9/11 was an abomination?

    When the news of 9/11 broke on the West Bank, those freedom-loving
    Palestinians were dancing in the street. America watched all of that -- and
    didn't push the button. We should thank the stars that America is the most
    powerful nation in the world. I still find it incredible that 9/11 did not
    provoke all-out war. Not a "war on terrorism." A real war.

    The fundamentalist dudes are talking about "opening the gates of hell" if
    America attacks Iraq. Well, America could have opened the gates of hell
    like you wouldn't believe.

    The US is the most militarily powerful nation that ever strode the face of
    the earth. The campaign in Afghanistan may have been less than perfect and
    the planned war on Iraq may be misconceived.

    But don't blame America for not bringing peace and light to these wretched
    countries. How many democracies are there in the Middle East, or in the
    Muslim world? You can count them on the fingers of one hand -- assuming you
    haven't had any chopped off for minor shoplifting.

    I love America, yet America is hated. I guess that makes me Bush's
    poodle...

    But I would rather be a dog in New York City than a Prince in Riyadh. Above
    all, America is hated because it is what every country wants to be -- rich,
    free, strong, open, optimistic. Not ground down by the past, or religion,
    or some caste system. America is the best friend this country ever had and
    we should start remembering that.

    Or do you really think the USA is the root of all evil? Tell it to the
    loved ones of the men and women who leaped to their death from the burning
    towers.

    Tell it to the nursing mothers whose husbands died on one of the hijacked
    planes, or were ripped apart in a collapsing skyscraper. And tell it to the
    hundreds of young widows whose husbands worked for the New York Fire
    Department.

    To our shame, George Bush gets a worse press than Saddam Hussein. Once we
    were told that Saddam gassed the Kurds, tortured his own people and set up
    rape-camps in Kuwait. Now we are told he likes Quality Street. Save me the
    orange center, Oh Mighty One!

    Remember ..... remember ... September 11. One of the greatest atrocities in
    human history was committed against America.

    No, do more than remember. Never forget.
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    That's an excellent article, thanks for posting it.
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    I'm going to need Franks rescue here but I say take HIM OUT!

    If we don't start this next week then start cutting back on Forces. I for ONE!... do not think that we should finance 250K troops parked in the desert. What a WASTE of cash IMO.

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    That article should be posted in every Sunday newspaper in the U.S. Especially in college towns. Any one see the Hannity and Colmes interview with the two college kids that were leading protests against the impending war? One of the points that these kids had against the war was that it would draw money away from their education and they may not get their full money's worth of education. (kleenex). After the interview, I was left with the feeling that most youth today think that it would be in "vogue" to climb on that retarded bandwagon of "hippie" types that were claiming war was effin' up their high times during the Veitnam conflict. Maybe I am wrong, but I think that alot of American people are missing the BIG picture with this insane madman and the people like him. Only my opinion.
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    Originally posted by heavyismymetal
    One of the points that these kids had against the war was that it would draw money away from their education and they may not get their full money's worth of education. (kleenex).
    OH, pleeeze! Cry me a river, selfish bastards!


    Maybe I am wrong, but I think that alot of American people are missing the BIG picture with this insane madman and the people like him. Only my opinion.
    Hit the nail on the head.....
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    Let's see how good an education they've had so far......
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