America Wake Up-a speech on terrorism by a Navy Captain-Truth!

America Wake Up! Speech by Captain Dan QuimetteTruth!

Summary of eRumor:

A speech by U.S. Navy Captain Dan Quimette that says that American has been at war with terrorists for more than two decades and that September 11 was not the first terrorist attack directed at us.
He says that each past attack should have been taken as an alarm to wake up, but that instead the snooze button pushed on each occasion.

The Truth:

According to the U.S. Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida, Captain Dan Ouimette made this speech on a couple of occasions, one is 2002 and again in 2003.  At the time, he was the Executive Officer there.

According to the NASP, the speech was not meant to be a political statement but was circulated quite a bit during the Presidential elections.

Captain Oimette has retired from the Navy and has not given anyone permission to reprint his speech.

The NASP sent us a copy of the speech for reference.

We compared it with the eRumor version below and it is virtually identical.

Last updated 7/26/05