October 18, 2005

This ought to upset everybody

from - Buck

Following is one of those email things sent out to upset everybody. I received this from a devout Republican and it confused me a little bit coming from a person who is a true believer.

I stuck my hand in a beehive by replying with the question "so, do you think we should still be fighting for democracy in the Middle East?" The question made sense to me. I mean, if we are going to bitch about sending them money should we not question whether or not it is sensible to shed our blood for them?

He reminded me that in his opinion we are not fighting for "them" we are fighting for "us" and our way of living and our freedom and our security.

Maybe to him changing the Middle East is well worth the blood but not worth the treasure. As hard as I try I just cannot think like these guys and for sure they cannot see my side of the issue. That's okay. That is what America is all about.


This oughta upset everybody:

How they vote in the United Nations:

Below are the actual voting records of various Arabic/Islamic
States which are recorded in both the US State Department and
United Nations records:

Kuwait votes against the United States 67% of the time
Qatar votes against the United States 67% of the time
Morocco votes against the United States 70% of the time
United Arab Emirates votes against the U. S. 70% of the time.
Jordan votes against the United States 71% of the time.
Tunisia votes against the United States 71% of the time.
Saudi Arabia votes against the United States 73% of the time.
Yemen votes against the United States 74% of the time.
Algeria votes against the United States 74% of the time.
Oman votes against the United States 74% of the time.
Sudan votes against the United States 75% of the time.
Pakistan votes against the United States 75% of the time.
Libya votes against the United States 76% of the time.
Egypt votes against the United States 79% of the time.
Lebanon votes against the United States 80% of the time.
India votes against the United States 81% of the time.
Syria votes against the United States 84% of the time.
Mauritania votes against the United States 87% of the time.

U S Foreign Aid to those that hate us:

Egypt, for example, after voting 79% of the time against
the United States, still receives $2 billion annually in US Foreign
Aid.

Jordan votes 71% against the United States
and receives $192,814,000 annually in US Foreign Aid.

Pakistan votes 75% against the United States
receives $6,721,000 annually in US Foreign Aid.

India votes 81% against the United States
receives $143,699,000 annually.

Perhaps it is time to get out of the UN and give the tax savings
back to the American workers who are having to skimp and sacrifice to pay the
taxes (and gasoline).

Pass this along to every taxpaying citizen you know. And send to
your congressman, who should be disgraced but couldn't care less.

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Posted by Buck at October 18, 2005 08:38 AM
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I wonder what this means, "vote against" us?

And how often do we vote "against" them?

univar.jpg Posted by hafidha sofía on October 18, 2005 09:41 AM
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I would figure that every time they vote "against" us they are voting "for" themselves and that makes all kinds of sense to me.

I mean, why in the world would anybody take a position that is detrimental to their own personal position?

I think Israel and Egypt wind up with over 50% of the total foreign aid doled out by the United States so that sez a lot about foreign aid.

I am not sure how much foreign aid we distribute annually but I bet we spend more in a couple of months in Iraq than we spend annually on "foreign aid".

univar.jpg Posted by Buck on October 18, 2005 12:33 PM
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I had the same question...what is "vote against us" mean? How many times are there direct votes regarding the United States? Does this mean that these countries' votes differ than the U.S. votes? This would make sense, because we are often voting alone in many of these votes.

univar.jpg Posted by dave on October 18, 2005 01:35 PM
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