Msg # 260 Date: 30 May 91 03:02:42 To: All Subj: 'lost' Presidential document from last mo

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Msg # 260 Date: 30 May 91 03:02:42 From: Christopher Baker To: All Subj: 'lost' Presidential document from last month's newsletter ____________________________________________________________________________ i was just looking for the file from this message and realized i hadn't posted this document, yet. [oops] in this one, George is giving us the lowdown on just how we managed to 'liberate' Kuwait and stop the 'war'. [sigh] Federal Register: Vol. 56, No. 47, Monday, March 11, 1991. Title 3-- Proclamation 6257 of March 7, 1991 The President For National Days of Thanksgiving, April 5-7, 1991 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation As the Psalmist wrote, "O give thanks to the Lord for he is gracious, for His mercy endures for ever." [so, that explains Almighty God has answered the prayers of millions of why we quit too people with the liberation of Kuwait and the end of the early to make any offensive operations in the Persian Gulf region. As we real use of this prepare to welcome home our courageous service men and stupid 'war' to women and join in the joyful celebrations of the begin with? god Kuwaiti people, it is fitting that we give thanks to stopped it?] our Heavenly Father, our help and shield, for His mercy and protection. Asking Him to judge not our worthiness but our need and protection, and knowing that the Lord gives victory [by what then? "not by might, nor by power," we prayed for a swift and wishful thinking?] decisive victory and for the safety of our troops. Clearly, the United States and our coalition partners have been blessed with both. We thank the Lord for His favor, and we are profoundly grateful for the relatively low number of allied casualties, a fact [Norman now a described by the commanding general as "miraculous". 'witness'?] Nevertheless, because each and every human life is precious, because the massive scale of Operation Desert Storm must never diminish the loss of even one [that'll be helpful.] service member, we also remember and pray for all those who made the ultimate sacrifice in this conflict. ['fallen into the May the Lord welcome all who have fallen into the glory glory'? i thought of Heaven, and may He strengthen and console their 'fallen' was the families in their hour of need. May it also please our other way?] Heavenly Father to grant a full recovery to those military personnel wounded in action. [to hell with the civilians?] We also give thanks for the remarkable unity of our people throughout this conflict--a unity marked by heartfelt and generous support for our troops in the field and, in the American tradition, respect for the [such as calling rights of those who dissent. May our Nation emerge from them unAmerican?] this conflict stronger and more united, to face as one united people the challenges and opportunities before us. As we unite in thanksgiving to Almighty God, let us [why? didn't they pray in a special way for the innocent men, women, and go to 'glory'?] children--wherever they may be--who have suffered as a result of the conflict in the Gulf. Recalling the words of President Wilson shortly after World War I, let us seek forgiveness for any "errors of act or [judging by events purpose" and pray for God's help and guidance on the so far, that won't way that lies ahead. May the resolution of remaining do much good?] questions and concerns, especially the return of all prisoners of war and the freeing of those who are detained, be as timely and as certain as this victory in battle. Finally, seeing before us the promise of a safer, more [couldn't be peaceful world--one marked by respect for the rule of international law, law--let us offer all these entreaties in a spirit of could it?] faith, humility, and gratitude, seeking reconciliation with all peoples. In doing so, we recall the timeless prayer found in Scripture: Thine, O, Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and [what's missing in the glory ... for all that is in the heaven and in all those '...'s?] the earth is Thine ... and Thou reignest over all ... in Thine hand is power and might; and in Thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all. Now therefore, our God, we thank Thee and praise Thy glorious name. [who is this As the Psalmist wrote, "Come behold the works of the 'Psalmist' guy?] Lord ... He makes wars to cease to the end of the earth." NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE BUSH, President of the United [no Congressional States of America, do hereby proclaim April 5-7, 1991, collusion in this as National Days of Thanksgiving. I ask that Americans one?] gather in their homes and places of worship to give thanks to Almighty God for the liberation of Kuwait, [god gets in my for the blessings of peace and liberty, for our troops, house he'd better our families, and our Nation. In addition, I direct be packing?] that the flag of the United States be flown on all government buildings, I urge all Americans to display the flag, and I ask that bells across the country be set ringing at 3:00 p.m. (eastern daylight savings time) on April 7, 1991, in celebration of the liberation of Kuwait and the end of hostilities in the Persian Gulf. IN WITNESS THEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this [whose Lord?] seventh day of March, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and ninety-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fifteenth. [signed] George Bush if that doesn't chill your marrow and set your teeth on edge, you're in the wrong Echo. makes one almost want to yell, "Jesus Christ!", as if it meant something. [sigh] TTFN. Chris --- D'Bridge B1046/00R * Origin: Rights On! - Free of Religion! - Titusville_FL_USA (1:374/14)

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