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SCUBASMITTY - 1/10/2009 8:11 PM
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When in England, at a fairly large conference, Condi Rice was asked by
the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an example
of empire building’ by George Bush.She 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.
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 intended 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 
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