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-- USMC General Hawley
He sounds like Frank Burns on MASH.
I wonder if this General was responsible for all those "friendly fire" deaths
Gulf War 1 and 11. His lot killed more British soldiers than the enemy.
Read this before you make a fool of yourself.
Retired USMC General Hawley Speaks Out
From a speech by retired USMC General Hawley. Said like ONLY a Marine
could say it.
"Since the  attack, I have seen, heard, and read thoughts of such
surpassing stupidity that they must be addressed. You've heard them
Here they are:
1) "We're not good, they're not evil, everything is relative."
Listen carefully: We're good, they're evil, nothing is relative. Say
it with me now and free yourselves. You see, folks, saying "We're
good" doesn't mean, "We're perfect." Okay? The only perfect being is
the bearded guy on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The plain fact
is that our country has, with all our mistakes and blunders, always
been and always will be, the greatest beacon of freedom, charity,
opportunity, and affection in history. If you need proof, open all the
borders on Earth and see what happens. In about half a day, the entire
world would be a ghost town, and the United States would look like one
giant line to see "The Producers."
2) "Violence only leads to more violence." This one is so
stupid you usually have to be the president of an Ivy League
university to say it. Here's the truth, which you know in your heads
and hearts already: Ineffective, unfocused violence leads to more
violence. Limp, panicky, half-measures lead to more violence. However,
complete, fully thought-through, professional, well-executed violence
never leads to more violence because, you see, afterwards, the other
guys are all dead. That's right, dead. Not "on trial," not
"reeducated," not "nurtured back into the bosom of love." Dead.
D-E-Well, you get the idea.
3) "The CIA and the rest of our intelligence community has
failed us." For 25 years we have chained our spies like dogs to a
stake in the ground, and now that the house has been robbed, we yell
at them for not protecting us. Starting in the late seventies, under
Carter appointee Stansfield Turner, the giant brains who get these
giant ideas decided that the best way to gather international
intelligence was to use spy satellites.
"After all," they reasoned, "you can see a license plate from
200 miles away." This is very helpful if you've been attacked by a
license plate. Unfortunately, we were attacked by humans. Finding
humans is not possible with satellites. You have to use other humans.
When we bought all our satellites, we fired all our humans, and here's
the really stupid part. It takes years, ecades to infiltrate new
humans into the worst places of the world. You can't just have a guy
who looks like Gary Busey in a Spring Break '93 sweatshirt plop
himself down in a coffee shop in Kabul and say "Hi ya, boys. Gee, I
sure would like to meet that bin Laden fella." Well, you can, but all
you'd be doing is giving the bad guys a story they'll be telling for
4) "These people are poor and helpless, and that's why they're
angry at us." Uh-huh, and Jeffrey Dahmer's frozen head collection was
just a desperate cry for help. The terrorists and their backers are
richer than Elton John and, ironically, a good deal less annoying. The
poor helpless people, you see, are the villagers they tortured and
murdered to stay in power. Mohammed Atta, one of the evil scumbags who
steered those planes into the killing grounds (I'm sorry, one of the
"alleged hijackers," according to CNN. They stopped using the word
"terrorist," you know), is the son of a Cairo surgeon. But you knew
this too. In the sixties and seventies, all the pinheads marching
against the war were upper-middle-class college kids who grabbed any
cause they could think of to get out of their final papers and spend
more time drinking. At least, that was my excuse. It's the same today.
Take the Anti-Global-Warming (or is it World Trade?
Oh-who-knows-what-the-hell-they-want demonstrators). They all charged
their black outfits and plane tickets on dad's credit card(!) before
driving to the airport in their SUV's.
5) "Any profiling is racial profiling." Who's killing us here,
the Norwegians? Just days after the attack, the New York Times had an
article saying dozens of extended members of the gazillionaire bin
Laden family living in America were afraid of reprisals and left in a
huff, never to return to studying at Harvard and using too much
Drakkar. I'm crushed. I think we're all crushed. Please come back.
With a cherry on top? Why don't they just change their names, anyway?
It's happened in the past. Think about it. How many Adolfs do you run
into these days? Shortly after that, I remember watching TV with my
jaw on the floor as a government official actually said, "That little
old grandmother from Sioux City could be carrying something." Okay,
how about this: No, she couldn't. It would never be the grandmother
from Sioux City. Is it even possible? What are the odds? Winning a
hundred Powerball lotteries in a row? A thousand? A million? And now a
Secret Service guy has been tossed off a plane and we're all supposed
to cry about it because he's an Arab? Didn't it have the tiniest bit
to do with the fact that he filled out his forms incorrectly three
times? And then left an Arab history book on his seat as he strolled
off the plane? And came back? Armed? Let's please all stop singing "We
Are the World" for a minute and think practically. I don't want to be
sitting on the floor in the back of an plane four seconds away from
hitting Mt. Rushmore and turn, grinning, to the guy next to me to say,
"Well, at least we didn't offend them."
SO HERE'S what I resolve for the New Year: Never to forget our
murdered brothers and sisters. Never to let the relativists get away
with their immoral thinking. After all, no matter what your daughter's
political science professor says, we didn't start this. Have you seen
that bumper sticker that says, "No More Hiroshimas?" I wish I had one
that says, "You First. No More Pearl Harbors."
Map Of The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy:
"Complete, fully thought through, professional, well-executed
violence never leads to more violence because, you see,
afterwards, the other guys are all dead. That's right, dead.
Not 'on trial,' not 'reeducated,' not 'nurtured back into the
bosom of love.' Dead. D-E-A-D. Well, you get the idea."
-- USMC General Hawley