Love This Comeback
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
grocery 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 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!
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