Subject: Politically Incorrect Comments
> >Politically Incorrect Comments from General Hawley
> >For those who don't know General Hawley, he's a newly retired USAF 4-star
> >general. He commanded the USAF Air Combat Command, our front-line
> >fighters and bombers. The Command headquarters
> >is at Langley AFB, VA. General Hawley is now retired and no longer
> >required to be politically correct. His short speech is very much to the
> >General Hawley the floor is yours:
> >"Since the attack, I have seen, heard, and read thoughts of such
> >surpassing stupidity that they must be addressed. You've heard them too.
> >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, decades 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 "Hiya, 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 years.
> >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-Warmin (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 a 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,
> >"No More Pearl Harbors."