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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 5/26/2003 8:13:54 PM EDT
Got this from an email
When 50,000 of our American boys were out in the middle of the Iraqi desert a few weeks ago a DIVINE WIND blew across the desert for three days followed by a drenching rain. The Muslim media said it was the worst sand storm in 100 years, and the Mullahs in 20+ Muslim countries proclaimed that the storm was sent by Allah when our troops were bogged down and couldn't move. The left-wing media CNN, CBS, MSNBC &ABC, the New York Times, The Chicago Tribune/L. A. Times and lots of others trotted out politicians and military experts that proclaimed we were in a "quagmire" and they all made dire predictions of gloom and doom. What they didn't report [all except for Fox News and many smaller regional and hometown newspapers] was that after the weather cleared, the Marine group that was mired the worst looked out at the plain they were just about to cross. What did they see? Thousands upon thousands of antitank and antipersonnel mines that had been uncovered by the wind and then washed off by the rain. If they had proceeded as planned, many American lives would have been lost. As it was, they simply drove around them and let the demolition teams destroy them. Yes, it was a DIVINE WIND! When George Washington was asked if he thought God was on his side, he replied: "It is not that God should be on our side, but that we be on His." Maybe the Mullahs should switch sides.
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Link Posted: 5/27/2003 3:34:56 AM EDT
Good story, but unfortunately [b]FALSE[/b]. see here: [url]http://www.snopes.com/glurge/sandstorm.htm[/url] Mike
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 6:53:48 AM EDT
And that was Abraham Lincoln, not George Washinton, IIRC.
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