Too bad this isn't a real letter

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  1. Stickseler

    Stickseler 3/4 ton status

    Mar 23, 2001
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    Too bad this isn\'t a real letter

    Dear Dad:
    A funny thing happened to me yesterday at Camp Bondsteel (Bosnia): A
    French army officer walked up to me in the PX, and told me he thought we
    (Americans) were a bunch of cowboys and were going to provoke a war in
    Iraq. He said if such a thing happens, we wouldn't be able to count on
    the support of France.

    I told him that it didn't surprise me. Since we had come to France's
    rescue in World War I, World War II, Vietnam, and the Cold War, that
    their ingratitude and jealousy was due to surface [again] at some point
    in the near future anyway. I also told him that is why France is a
    third-rate military power with a socialist economy and a bunch of
    pansies for soldiers. I additionally told him that America, being a
    nation of deeds and action, not words, would do whatever it had to do,
    and France's support, if it ever came, was only for show anyway.

    Just like in ALL NATO exercises, the US would shoulder 85% of
    the burden, and provide 85% of the support, as evidenced by the fact
    that this French officer was shopping in the American PX, and not the
    other way around. He began to get belligerent at that point, and I told
    him if he would like to, I would meet him outside in front of the Burger
    King and whip his ass in front of the entire Multinational Brigade East,
    thus demonstrating that even the smallest American had more fight in him
    than the average Frenchman. He called me a barbarian cowboy and walked
    away in a huff.
    With friends like these, who needs enemies?
    Dad, tell Mom I love her,
    Your loving daughter,
    Mary Beth Johnson
    LtCol., USMC
  2. k5ntexas

    k5ntexas 1/2 ton status

    Oct 29, 2001
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    corpus christi, texas.
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