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posted on Sep, 1 2005 @ 09:19 AM
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This was emailed to me today.... it probably isn't true, but the story is awesome!!!


I Love This Comeback

One of my sons serves in the military He is still stateside, here in California. He called me yesterday to let me know how warm and welcoming people were to him, and his troops, everywhere he goes, telling me how people shake their hands, and thank them for being willing to serve, and fight, for not only our own freedoms but so that others may have them also. But he also told me about an incident in the grocery store he stopped at yesterday, on his way home from the base.

He said that ahead of several people in front of him stood a woman dressed in a burkha. He said when she got to the cashier she loudly remarked about the U.S. flag lapel pin the cashier wore on her smock. The cashier reached up and touched the pin, and said proudly,"Yes, I always wear it and I probably always will." The woman in the burkha then asked the cashier when she w! as going to stop bombing her countrymen, explaining that she was Iraqi.

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 could 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!




posted on Sep, 1 2005 @ 09:29 AM
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I agree. I have VERY serious doubts this is true. This sounds just like a hardcore rightwinger's wetdream played out in a ficticious story.

It would be nice though.



posted on Sep, 1 2005 @ 12:10 PM
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I'm actually with Jethro on this. It could have been partly true, where the woman did make the comment and a person in line was upset but didn't say anything. Later, he came up with a response he wish he'd said (I do that all the time
) and emailed it to a few friends. The applause thing sounds very unlikely, especially in California.



posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 06:25 PM
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Not to mention, thousands of our fellow American's have died in the past for our freedoms. The Iraqi war is not one of them.

While I respect the troops and the work they do, the reasons they were sent have nothing to do with the freedoms of this country.

Claiming that what's going on in Iraq has to do with freedoms is a direct insult to our founding fathers.



posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 12:08 AM
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I fail to see how soldiers fighting in Iraq fought and died so that "YOU could stand here, in MY country and accuse a check-out cashier of bombing YOUR countrymen" what did these soldiers escort this woman to the grocery store under heavy fire so she could speak her mind?

Definitely just a right-wing wet dream and a rather offensive one in poor taste I might add.

Typical blame the victim rhetoric

"It is my belief that had you been this outspoken in YOUR own country, we wouldn't need to be there today."

of course the fact that the Iraqi people did try to rise up and were brutally surpressed is conviently glossed over.

Throw in a little anti-immigrant "go back where you came from" rhetoric

"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."

and you've got a recipe guaranteed to put a smile on the average right-wingers face.

Iraqi women don't wear burkhas I might add but then again why am I surprised foreign knowledge was never really the strong point of the average right wing nutjob.

[edit on 5-9-2005 by boogyman]



posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 05:36 AM
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Okay made up story! How would you remember each and every word that weirdo holding your sons shoulders said. I mean what?? Republicans making themselves feel better by making up fictional stories and then talking about NOTHING EVEN POLITICALLY RELATED TO THEIR SUBJECT THEY STARTED FROM THE GET GO. I mean just listen to the monkey in the oval office talk? How the hell could you believe what he says? We're at war, but soldiers are fine. Yeah um the soldiers have unlimited ammuntion and then they can't killed by anything because they are magically protected by an iron curtain. I mean (no offense) the war to Bush is a marketing thing. Yes it is. Don't even deny it. I mean joining the war is helping your country but it is a complete rip off. Notice they have more and more army commericials. I saw 2 in a row one day. Just watch Farenheit 9/11 you'll get it.



posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 05:41 AM
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I mean in califorina even though people are rich. There would be like a fistfight in there. Plus why would a lady just admit tho that. I mean wouldn't she be afraid of being arrested for no reason? I had a similiar incident happen in a safeway. Except it was a democrat versus an army guy and the democrat guy said a statement I can't remember. It was cool though.



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