You could have heard a pin drop

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    Great All-American responses. You could have heard a pin drop.


    These are good

    JFK'S Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was in France in the early 60's when
    DeGaulle decided to pull out of NATO.
    DeGaulle said he wanted all US military out of
    France as soon as possible.

    Rusk responded,
    "Does that include those who are buried here?"

    DeGaulle did not respond.

    You could have heard a pin drop.
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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 intend 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 Brit's, Canadians, Aussie's 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 their 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 1944 to help liberate this country, I couldn't find a single Frenchman
    to show a passport to."

    You could have heard a pin drop.

    :joecool:
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    Thanks Mama those are classic.
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    So true--all of them.
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    great love em all.
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    That's fantastic - great post!!!
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    Bon Jour....lol. Great read thanks.
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    wonderful post, sadly the greatest generation of american's are leaving us, I was able to set and talk to a wwII vet the other day in a doctors office, and the stories that he told, and the sacrifices that they all made, make me proud to have such great men fight for us as well as others.
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    Many times I have seen men with Veterans hats on in the doctors offices, I thank them for their service. They always seem surprised that they are appreciated.
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    All American military graveyards and memorials are american soil forever by french government decree. True of all allies from WW1 on.
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