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paqflaq
02-23-08, 02:56 PM
Just got this from my wife in an email. I served in the Gulf war, and the men and women who serve today are always in my thoughts. Please read, and passit on to who ever you know!

Love This Comeback

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. He
told me how people shake their hands and thank them for being willing to serve and fight, not only for our own freedoms but so that others may have them too.
Then he told me about an incident in the grocer y 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 am 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 co u ld 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.