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  • Ron Phillips
    Subject: A Letter Home from A Marine A letter home from a marine with the multinational force in Bosnia Dear Dad, A funny thing happened to me yesterday at
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 15, 2003
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      Subject: A Letter Home from A Marine

      A letter home from a marine with the multinational force in Bosnia

      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, 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 faggots 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 Multi-National 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

      Lt. Col. Mary Beth Johnson USMC


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