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Tuesday, June 14, 2005
This Letter of Apology was written by Lieutenant General Chuck Pitman,
U.S. Marine Corps (Retired):
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
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
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 Yassar 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 USA 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
"oil for food" money so they could get rich while the common folk
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
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
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 two jets 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
I am sorry Michael Moore is American; he could feed a medium sized village
America will get past this latest absurdity. We will punish those
responsible because that is what we do.
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
If you want an apology from this American, you're going to have a long
You have a better chance of finding those seventy-two virgins.
US Marine Corps (Retired
Saturday, June 11, 2005
A U.S. Navy Admiral was attending a naval conference that included admirals from English, Canadian, American, Australian and French Navies. At a cocktail reception, he found himself standing with a group of half dozen or so officers that included personnel from most of the 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 the asked: "Why is it that we always have to speak English in these conferences rather than speaking French?"
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."
(Some of my personal hero's!)
Friday, June 10, 2005
Teacher and Child
Anyone who has ever dressed a child will love this one! Did you hear about the Texas teacher who was helping one of her kindergarten students put on his cowboy boots? He asked for help, and she could see why. Even with her pulling and him pushing, the little boots still didn't want to go on. Finally, when the second boot was on, she had worked up a sweat.
She almost cried when the little boy said, "Teacher, they're on the wrong feet." She looked and sure enough, they were. It wasn't any easier pulling the boots off them it was putting them on. She managed to keep her cool as together as they worked to get the boots back on--this time on the right feet.
He then announced, "These aren't my boots." She bit her tongue rather than get right in his face and scream, "Why didn't you say so?" like she wanted to do. And, once again she struggled to help him pull the ill-fitted boots off his little feet.
No sooner had they got the boots off than he said, "They're my brother's boots. My Mom made wear'em." Now she didn't know if she should laugh or cry. But, she mustered up the grace and courage she had left to wrestle the boots on his feet again.
Helping him into his coat, she asked, "Now, where are your mittens?" He said "I stuffed'em in the toes of my boots."
Her trial starts next month.
Monday, June 6, 2005
Last Tuesday Jackson and I left for California. A dear friend of mine who I met online while pregnant with Jackson and she pregnant with her little boy, gave me a ticket to fly out there to be with my friends, Sonia and Gary. Their little boy, Logan died on May 6. www.caringbridge.org/ca/logan
They lost their oldest son, Christopher to the same diesease, Histiocytosis, www.histio.org. We met while Christopher and our Jordyn were being treated at Walter Reed, and then had their BMT's a week apart. Christopher never left Children's alive. Their daughter had the same disease as well, but had a successful BMT and is alive. Logan's transplant was actually successful, but an infection killed him. So....my friend Lisa, knew how much I wanted to be with Sonia and Gary and gave me a ticket. Jackson went with me. I spent 2 days with Lisa and her family and then 2 1/2 with Sonia and Gary.
I had never been to California before, and loved it. I had never seen the Pacific Ocean before either. The sands at Coronado Beach/Island was very different than at Myrtle Beach. In Ca. the sand was much softer/finer. Jackson, Sonia, Kharisma, and I went to Sea World as well.
I wish there was a different reasoning behind me going out there, but I'm glad I was able to go and be with my friends. I hope you'll be visiting my friends website and praying for them.
I've included some pictures I took during our trip. God Bless