Friday, July 27, 2007

Perspective



This was forwarded to me by my son, an Afghanistan veteran;

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.

4 comments:

Beth Levy said...

Great post, Spanky. And, please tell your son that this lady, an Air Force “brat,” is very proud of him and extremely grateful for his service.

Anonymous said...

"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."

So THAT's why we're there! Well, "Mission accomplished", let's go home now...

-WMD

Spanky said...

A response would be waste of electrons and further confuse you. Just stand back and let the rest of us handle the real work. We would not want you to break a sweat by thinking.

Steve said...

Morons abound, Spanky. The demoncrats are scared shitless that there is progress being made at least militarily. They've been doing everything they can do to keep W from having success against the terrorists since it will keep them from infesting the White House again.