Letter of Apology

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    This was in my inbox today no I did not snopes it take it for what it is worth but I agree with every word, and please this is not a Muslim bashing thread keep it clean or I will request it be closed

    This 'Letter of Apology' was written by Lieutenant General Chuck Pitman, US Marine Corps, Retired:

    For good and ill, the Iraqi prisoner abuse mess will remain an issue. On the one hand, right thinking Americans will abhor the stupidity of the actions while on the other hand, political glee will take control and fashion this minor event into some modern day massacre I humbly offer my opinion here: I am sorry that the last seven times we Americans took up arms and sacrificed the blood of our youth; it was in the defense of Muslims ( Bosnia , Kosovo, Gulf War 1, Kuwait , etc.)
    I am sorry that no such call for an apology upon the extremists came after 9/11.I am sorry that all of the murderers on 9/11 were Islamic Arabs.
    I am sorry that most Arabs and Muslims have to live in squalor under savage dictatorships.
    I am sorry that their leaders squander their wealth. I am sorry that their governments breed hate for the US in their religious schools, mosques, and government-controlled media.
    I am sorry that Yasser Arafat was kicked out of every Arab country and high-jacked the Palestinian 'cause.'
    I am sorry that no other Arab country will take in or offer more than a token amount of financial help to those same Palestinians.
    I am sorry that the U. S. A. has to step in and be the biggest financial supporter of poverty stricken Arabs while the insanely wealthy Arabs blame the USA for all their problems.
    I am sorry that our own left wing, our media, and our own brainwashed masses do not understand any of this (from the misleading vocal elements of our society like radical professors, CNN and the NY TIMES).
    I am sorry the United Nations scammed the poor people of Iraq out of the 'food for oil' money so they could get rich while the common folk suffered.
    I am sorry that some Arab governments pay the families of homicide bombers upon their death
    I am sorry that those same bombers are brainwashed thinking they will receive 72 virgins in 'paradise.'
    I am sorry that the homicide bombers think pregnant women, babies, children, the elderly and other noncombatant civilians are legitimate targets.
    I am sorry that our troops die to free more Arabs from the gang rape rooms and the filling of mass graves of dissidents of their own making.
    I am sorry that Muslim extremists have killed more Arabs than any other group.
    I am sorry that foreign trained terrorists are trying to seize control of Iraq and return it to a terrorist state.
    I am sorry we don't drop a few dozen Daisy cutters on Fallujah.
    I am sorry every time terrorists hide they find a convenient 'Holy Site.'
    I am sorry they didn't apologize for driving a jet into the World Trade Center that collapsed and severely damaged Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church - one of our Holy Sites.
    I am sorry they didn't apologize for flight 93 and 175, the USS Cole, the embassy bombings, the murders and beheadings of Nick Berg and Daniel Pearl, etc....etc!
    I am sorry Michael Moore is American; he could feed a medium sized village in Africa.
    America will get past this latest absurdity. We will punish those responsible because that is what we do.
    I am sorry the Barack Hussein Obama may be elected president of the United States when he doesn't have a clue on how to be a strong Commander-in-chief in a world filled with Muslim extremists who will do whatever it needs to do to destroy the lives of civilized people while killing innocent men, women and children in order to bring a change that is beneficial to all Islamic terrorists worldwide.
    I am sorry that voters on the left don't understand the frightening changes that are taking place in the Muslim world and what these changes will do to this world in which we live.
    I am sorry that the Democratic Party has been high jacked by Socialists and Communists right under the very noses of those who take pride in calling themselves democrats.
    We hang out our dirty laundry for the entire world to see. We move on. That's one of the reasons we are hated so much. We don't hide this stuff like all those Arab countries that are now demanding an apology.
    Deep down inside, when most Americans saw this reported in the news, we were like - so what? We lost hundreds and made fun of a few prisoners. Sure, it was wrong, sure, it dramatically hurts our cause, but until captured we were trying to kill these same prisoners. Now we're supposed to wring our hands because a few were humiliated?
    Our compassion is tempered with the vivid memories of our own people killed, mutilated and burnt amongst a joyous crowd of celebrating Fallujahans.
    If you want an apology from this American, you're going to have a long wait! You have a better chance of finding those seventy-two virgins.
    Chuck Pitman
    Lieutenant General, USMC
    "The sword dose not cause the murder, and the maker of the sword dose not bear sin" Rabbi Solomon ben Isaac 11th century

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    This is the original that appeared in 2004. Written by Mike Adams.

    Mike S. Adams
    June 14, 2004

    Author’s Note: the following editorial contains mildly offensive language. Given the subject matter, the author is sorry that it does not contain highly offensive language.

    Lately, I’ve been hearing a lot about the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal. The pictures of those “abused” prisoners have been plastered all over the front pages of papers around the country. Some of my conservative friends have interpreted the excessive coverage as proof that papers like the New York Times are actually rooting against America in its current war on terror. Even those who aren’t willing to go that far say that such coverage is helping the enemy to recruit a new generation of terrorists to inflict harm upon our troops.

    Despite these views, I have decided to make a formal public apology to the entire Arab world in the aftermath of Abu Ghraib. It is my hope that the following apology will help bring some clarity to the situation and, who knows, maybe even lasting world peace:

    Dear Arabs,

    I am truly sorry that Americans decided to take up arms and sacrifice their own youth in the defense of Muslims in Bosnia, Kosovo, and the first Gulf War. After we clear up this mess in Iraq, we will refrain from any such activity in the future.

    I am truly sorry that I did not hear any of you call for an apology from Muslim extremists after 911. After all, the hijackers were all Arabs.

    I am truly sorry that Arabs have to live in squalor under savage dictatorships throughout the Middle East. I am also sorry that the “leaders” of these nations drive their citizens into poverty by keeping all of the wealth in the hands of a select few.

    I am also sorry that these governments intentionally breed hate for the U.S. in their religious schools while American schools do the exact opposite.

    I am sorry that Yasir Arafat has been kicked out of every Arab country and has attached his name to the Palestinian “cause.” I am also sorry that no other Arab country will offer nearly as much support to Arafat as we offer to them.

    I am sorry that the U.S. has continued to serve as the biggest financial supporter of poverty stricken Arab nations while wealthy Arab leaders blame the U.S. for all of their problems.

    I am sorry that left-wing media elites would Rather (pun intended) not talk about any of this, thereby perpetuating your anger towards us. It’s probably really bad for your blood pressure. I am also sorry that most of you lack the medical resources to measure your blood pressure. And, of course, I’m sorry that few of you have indoor plumbing. That’s bad for your health, too.

    I am sorry that the U.N. cheated so many poor people in Iraq out of their “food for oil” money so they could get rich while the tortured, raped, and poverty-stricken citizens of Iraq suffered under Saddam Hussein.

    I am sorry that some Arab governments pay the families of homicide bombers after their children are blown to pieces in pursuit of Arafat’s “cause.”

    I am sorry that these homicide bombers have as little regard for babies as the local office of Planned Parenthood.

    I am sorry that so many people are unable to differentiate between the gang rape rooms and mass graves of Saddam Hussein on the one hand, and the conditions of Abu Ghraib on the other.

    I am sorry that our prison guards do not show the same restraint that Arabs show when their brothers in arms are killed. By the way, you shouldn’t be sorry about that.

    I am sorry that foreign trained terrorists are trying to seize control of Iraq and return it to a terrorist state. I am sorry we have not yet dropped at least 100 Daisy cutters on Fallujah in order to stop that effort.

    I am also sorry that cleaning up the mess in Iraq is taking so long. It only took Saddam Hussein about 30 years to accomplish all he did in the realm of human rights. Come to think of it, that’s about ten years less than the duration of our War on Poverty in the U.S. Come to think of it, I’m sorry we haven’t sent all of our gang bangers from South Central Los Angeles to Fallujah.

    I am sorry that every time the terrorists hide, it just happens to be inside a “Holy Site.”

    I am sorry that Muslim extremists have not yet apologized for the U.S.S. Cole, the embassy bombings, and for flying a plane into the World Trade Center, which collapsed in part on Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, which is one of our Holy Sites.

    I am sorry that we have not taken a portion of the diet of Michael Moore and shipped it to one of your starving villages in the Middle East. You need it Moore (pun intended) than he does.

    I am sorry that your only supporters are professors, journalists, and other assorted Leftists who also support homosexuals, bisexuals, transsexuals, partial birth abortion, and everything that you abhor in this world. I am sorry that everyone else in America is against you.

    Finally, I am sorry that I am going to have to end this apology by asking you to kiss the right side of my conservative butt. I’m probably just having a bad day.

    For that I am truly sorry.

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    It seems that for all the good that America does, it's always the other stuff people remember......good letter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    Lieutenant General, eh?
    Lt. General Sanchez Slams Media's Iraq Coverage on FNC...

    Lt. General Robert G. Gard Jr. (USA, Ret.)...

    LIEUTENANT GENERAL BRUCE A. WRIGHT
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    One small correction is needed.

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    The attribution of the letter to Lt. Gen. Chuck Pitman is FALSE.

    snopes.com: Chuck Pitman Apology
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodc13 View Post
    The attribution of the letter to Lt. Gen. Chuck Pitman is FALSE.

    snopes.com: Chuck Pitman Apology
    bosco already said that...
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    Lieutenant general is equivalent to the rank of vice admiral in the other uniformed services.
    This is sort of not true. Only the Navy has admirals. All other services, including the USMC, have generals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    Lieutenant General, eh?
    *Be Brigadier
    **My Major
    ***Little Lieutenant
    ****General General
    Get the U.N. out of the U.S.
    Get the U.S. out of the U.N.

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    Heres a good onethat Snopes verifies as accurate:

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