Senator John Glenn




 
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Boots
 
March 23rd, 2005  
Missileer
 
 

Topic: Senator John Glenn


I don't know what most of you think of Sen. Glenn but I respect him tremendously. I have copied some worthwhile reading which will give a little insight to how he felt about Iraq and the President's decision to go in.


[b]I checked the internet to validate if this actually happened, it claims
that
in fact it did and if you would like to also confirm it go to: http://www.snopes.com/politics/quotes/glenn.asp

Even if you don't go to this site, this is well worth reading.

WHAT SENATOR JOHN GLENN SAID:

Things that make you think a little........

1. There were 39 combat related killings in Iraq during January.... In
the
fair city of Detroit there were 35 murders in the month of January.
That's
just one American city, about as deadly as the entire war torn country
of
Iraq .
2. When some claim President Bush shouldn't have started this war,
state the
following:

a. FDR...led us into World War II.
b. Germany never attacked us: Japan did.
From 1941-1945, 450,000 lives were lost, an average of 112,500
per
year.
c. Truman...finished that war and started one in Korea. North
Korea
never attacked us.
From 1950-1953, 55,000 lives were lost, an average of 18,334
per
year.
d. John F. Kennedy. ..started the Vietnam conflict in 1962.
Vietnam
never attacked us.
e. Johnson...turned Vietnam into a quagmire.
From 1965-1975, 58,000 lives were lost, an average of 5,800 per
year.
f. Clinton...went to war in Bosnia without UN or French consent.
Bosnia
never attacked us.
He was offered Osama bin Laden's head on a platter three times
by
Sudan and did nothing Osama has attacked us on multiple occasions.
g. In the years since terrorists attacked us President Bush has
liberated two countries, crushed the Taliban, crippled al-Qaida, put
nuclear
inspectors in Libya, Iran and North Korea without firing a shot, and
captured a terrorist who slaughtered 300,000 of his own people.

The Democrats are complaining about how long the war is taking,
but...It
took less time to take Iraq than it took Janet Reno to take the Branch
Davidian compound. That was a 51-day operation.

We've been looking for evidence of chemical weapons in Iraq for less
time
than it took Hillary Clinton to find the Rose Law Firm billing records.

It took less time for the 3rd Infantry Division and the Marines to
destroy
the Medina Republican Guard than it took Ted Kennedy to call the police
after his Oldsmobile sank at Chapaquiddick

It took less time to take Iraq than it took to count the votes in
Florida!!!!

Our Commander-In-Chief is doing a GREAT JOB! The Military morale is
high!
The biased media hopes we are too ignorant to realize the facts.


But Wait, there's more......................

JOHN GLENN (ON THE SENATE FLOOR)
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 11:13

Some people still don't understand why military personnel do what they
do
for a living. This exchange between Senators John Glenn and Senator
Howard
Metzenbaum is worth reading. Not only is it a pretty impressive
impromptu
speech, but it's also a good example of one man's explanation of why
men and
women in the armed services do what they do for a living.

This IS a typical, though sad, example of what some who have never
served
think of the military.

Senator Metzenbaum (speaking to Senator Glenn): "How can you run for
Senate
when you've never held a real job?"

Senator Glenn (D-Ohio): "I served 23 years in the United States Marine
Corps. I served through two wars. I flew 149 missions. My plane was hit
by
anti-aircraft fire on 12 different occasions. I was in the space
program.
It wasn't my checkbook, Howard; it was my life on the line. It was not
a
nine-to-five job, where I took time off to take the daily cash receipts
to
the bank."

"I ask you to go with me ... as I went the other day... to a veteran's
hospital and look those men - with their mangled bodies - in the eye,
and
tell THEM they didn't hold a job! You go with me to the Space Program
at
NASA and go, as I have gone, to the widows and Orphans of Ed White, Gus
Grissom and Roger Chaffee... and you look those kids in the eye and
tell
them that their DADS didn't hold a job. You go with me on Memorial Day
and
you stand in Arlington National Cemetery, where I have more friends
buried
than I'd like to remember, and you watch those waving flags.

You stand there, and you think about this nation, and you tell ME that
those
people didn't have a job? I'll tell you, Howard Metzenbaum; you should
be
on your knees every day of your life thanking God that there were some
men -
SOME MEN - who held REAL jobs. And they required a dedication to a
purpose
- and a love of country and a dedication to duty - that was more
important
than life itself. And their self-sacrifice is what made this country
possible. I HAVE held a job, Howard! What about you?"

For those who don't remember - During W.W.II, Howard Metzenbaum was an
attorney representing the Communist Party in the USA. Now he's a
Senator!

If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading it in English
thank a Veteran.
March 23rd, 2005  
ARMYMOM
 
 
That puts a different light on it. things that make you go HMMMMM.
March 23rd, 2005  
Duty Honor Country
 
 
See, not all democrats are bad...J/K guys

I have definately known about Senator Glenn for a while. He is definately a good man.

As for his words, I wonder why the press ignores his words of praise while covering every gasp of John Kerry's bombardment of Condoleeza Rice during her senate confirmation...
--
Boots
March 23rd, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
Semper Fi! Senator Glenn.
March 23rd, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
I have always admired Senator Glenn. He was the greatest proof that fidelity of service transcends political party. This man's service explains better than any words I can find why I vote independantly. I vote for the individual, not the party. As 03 said, Semper Fi, Senator.
March 24th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
How can anyone say he's never held a real job?
You could argue he had the ultimate jobs.
Just how many boyss dream of being great warriors and being astronauts? A heck of a lot more than those who dream of being lawyers.
March 24th, 2005  
Italian Guy
 
 
Cool I like this man. What State is he from?
March 24th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
"1. There were 39 combat related killings in Iraq during January.... In
the
fair city of Detroit there were 35 murders in the month of January.
That's
just one American city, about as deadly as the entire war torn country
of
Iraq . "

Actually there is something wrong with this statement.
Compare the population of Detroit to the amount of soldiers in Iraq. Then you'll find Iraq is far deadlier. Which makes sense. But to expect a war zone to be safer or just as safe as an American city is unrealistic anyways.
March 24th, 2005  
Missileer
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Italian Guy
Cool I like this man. What State is he from?
He was a Senator of Ohio. I've copied a little about that but I want you to see his important accomplishments. Click on the web address.

Prior to his retirement from the United States Senate in 1998, John H. Glenn (D 1975-1998) donated his papers and memorabilia to The Ohio State University in conjunction with the formation at the university of the John Glenn Institute for Public Service and Public Policy.

http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/glenn-j.html

Pretty darn impressive.
March 24th, 2005  
Italian Guy
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Missileer
Quote:
Originally Posted by Italian Guy
Cool I like this man. What State is he from?
He was a Senator of Ohio. I've copied a little about that but I want you to see his important accomplishments. Click on the web address.

Prior to his retirement from the United States Senate in 1998, John H. Glenn (D 1975-1998) donated his papers and memorabilia to The Ohio State University in conjunction with the formation at the university of the John Glenn Institute for Public Service and Public Policy.

http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/glenn-j.html

Pretty darn impressive.