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When in England, at a fairly large conference,
Colin Powell was asked by the
Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq
were just an example of 'empire building' by George Bush.
He answered by saying, 'Over the years, the United States
has sent many of its fine young men and women
into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our
borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for
in return is enough to bury those that did not return.'
You could have heard a pin drop.

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There was a conference in France where a number of international engineers

were taking part, including French and American. During a break one of the

French engineers came back into the room saying 'Have you heard the latest

dumb stunt Bush has done? He has sent an aircraft carrier to Indonesia to help
the tsunami victims. What does he intended to do, bomb them?'
A Boeing engineer stood up and replied quietly: 'Our carriers have three

hospitals on board that can treat several hundred people; they are nuclear

powered and can supply emergency electrical power to shore facilities;

they have three cafeterias with the capacity to feed 3,000 people three meals a day,
they can produce several thousand gallons of fresh water from sea water each
day, and they carry half a dozen helicopters for use in transporting victims and
injured to and from their flight deck.
We have eleven such ships; how many does France have?'

You could have heard a pin drop.

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A U.S. Navy Admiral was attending a naval conference that included

Admirals from the U.S. , English, Canadian, Australian and French Navies. At a
cocktail reception, he found himself standing with a large group of Officers that
included personnel from most of those 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 then 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.'
You could have heard a pin drop.

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AND THIS STORY FITS RIGHT IN WITH THE ABOVE...

Robert Whiting, an elderly gentleman of 83, arrived in Paris by plane. At

French Customs, he took a few minutes to locate his passport in his carry

on. 'You have been to France before, monsieur?' the customs officer asked
sarcastically.

Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to France previously...

'Then you should know enough to have your passport ready.'

The American said, 'The last time I was here, I didn't have to show it.'

'Impossible. Americans always have to show your passports on arrival in

France!'
The American senior gave the Frenchman a long hard look. Then he quietly

explained. 'Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day in '44 to

help liberate this country, I couldn't find a single Frenchmen to show a
passport to.'
You could have heard a pin drop
 

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outstanding, accurate, rings of truth, and not a single argument from me whatsoever........
 

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Man I love stuff like that.

GOD BLESS AMERICA!!

 

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man those made the short hairs on the back of my neck stand up.
 

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How is it that we're so baaaaad....but they all call us when there's trouble...how is it that we're so smaaaaaaaaaart, yet we keep going to handle it.......
 

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Did you read the book Flag of Our Fathers? Its a pretty decent read.
 
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