Since Valentine's is coming up
sorry it's jumbled


> >Little Melissa comes home from first grade and

tells her father that they learned about the history of

Valentine's Day. 'Since Valentine's Day is for a Christian saint and we're Jewish,' she asks, 'will God get mad at me for giving someone a valentine?

> >Melissa's father thinks a bit, then says 'No, I

don't think God would get mad. Who do you want to give a

valentine to?'

> >'Osama Bin Laden,' she says


> >'Why Osama Bin Laden,' her father asks in shock

> >'Well,' she says, 'I thought that if a little

American Jewish girl


> >could have enough love to give Osama a valentine,

he might start to


> >think that maybe we're not all bad, and maybe

start loving people a little bit

> >And if other kids saw what I did and sent

valentines to Osama,


> >he'd love everyone a lot. And then! he'd start

going all over the


> >place to tell everyone how much he loved them and

how he didn't hate anyone anymore.'

>Her father's heart swells and he looks at his

daughter with newfound pride.


> >'Melissa, that's the most wonderful thing I've

ever heard.'


> >'I know,' Melissa says, 'and once that gets him

out in the open,


> >the Marines could blow the shit out of him.'