I Love This Comeback, true or not

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    I Love This Comeback, true or not

    One of my sons serves in the military. He is still stateside, here in California. He
    called me yesterday to let me know how warm and welcoming people were to him, and
    his troops, everywhere he goes, telling mw people shake their hands, and thank them
    for being willing to serve, and fight, for not only our own freedoms but so that
    others may have them also.

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

    He said when she got to the cashier she loudly remarked about the U.S. flag lapel
    pin the cashier wore on her smock.

    The cashier reached up and touched the pin, and said proudly," Yes, I always wear it
    and probably always will."

    The woman in the burkha then asked the cashier when she was going to stop bombing
    country men, explaining that she was Iraqi.

    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 if you had 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."
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    I love this guy. I want to buy him a beer or three.
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    That was great!
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    Sounds like a winner.

    It's so easy to carp about things when there's no cost.
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    Thanks For Posting That Bumper

    Some people just LOVE the United States because they can live here and safely hate us Americans.
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    That was a good one. Thanks for posting.
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    It is a good one, but....... It's been floating around the Net for about a year, and I haven't really checked but I'd bet it's a "story".
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    Story or not - the expressed sentiment is spot A1 on the button.!
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    Send that one to "Readers Digest" it needs to be spread around!
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    1st brew's on me!

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    Very good idea even if not true ! Kind o' like Santa Claus not being true but still a good idea !!
    Here is the URL to the Urban Legends site which discusses this 'happening' ?!

    http://www.snopes.com/rumors/lapelpin.asp
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    True or not its the truth

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    Why we can protest!

    I agree with the sentiments whether or not it is true.

    When I was in the Navy and Electric Boat would launch/commission a Trident submarine you would see a lot of people outside the fence protesting this vehicle of destruction. What got me was the irony of the situtation. The very thing they were protesting was the same thing that was protecting their right to protest. They never understood that. But that was why I was there, to ensure their rights whether I agree with their viewpoints or not.

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    Makes for a good story
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    bravo ! 'rounds of bourbon and coke on me......

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