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> I Love This Comeback!
>
> As some of you may know, 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 US 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 was 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.
>
>
>
> Pass it on....
>
>
> TCM
 

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