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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:30 AM
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Joe Wilson: People For The American Way Address
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 08:02 AM by Wetzelbill
I delivered the following remarks last night at the People for the American Way's Spirit of Liberty Awards.


I stand before you this evening as a proud American. Proud to have served my country for twenty- three years as a diplomat, including such glamorous postings as Niamey, Niger and Baghdad, Iraq during the Desert Shield portion of the first Gulf War.

Hardly boondoggle posts, whatever Dick Cheney might think.

I served not because I believe Americans are inherently better than others who inhabit this globe. We are not. We are all human beings with our respective virtues as well as vices. No, I served because I believed then, as I believe now, that the value system that has underpinned the contract between the governed and those who govern us for some 219 years provides the best guarantee of the commitment of our forefathers to the right of people to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.


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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:24 AM
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1. Listening to or reading this man's words
makes me long for the days of intelligent, honest, and wise people involved in our government.
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