15 March 2008

Only a fool, brings a knife...

To a gunfight...

For those that don't know him, Major General Peter Cosgrove is an "Australian treasure!"

General Cosgrove was interviewed on the radio recently.

Regardless of how you feel about gun laws you gotta love this! It is a portion of an ABC interview between a female broadcaster and General Cosgrove who was about to sponsor a Boy Scout Troop visiting his military headquarters.

FEMALE INTERVIEWER: So, General Cosgrove, what things are you going to teach these young boys when they visit your base?

GENERAL COSGROVE: We're going to teach them climbing, canoeing, archery and shooting.

FEMALE INTERVIEWER: Shooting! That's a bit irresponsible, isn't it?

GENERAL COSGROVE: I don't see why, they'll be properly supervised on the rifle range.

FEMALE INTERVIEWER: Don't you admit that this is a terribly dangerous activity to be teaching children?

GENERAL COSGROVE: I don't see how. We will be teaching them proper rifle discipline before they even touch a firearm.

FEMALE INTERVIEWER: But you're equipping them to become violent killers.

GENERAL COSGROVE: Well, Ma'am, you're equipped to be a prostitute, but you're not one, are you?

The radio went silent and the interview ended.


Anonymous said...

check Snopes on this one

Honey Pot said...

that is the best line I have heard in a long time. hahahahahahaha

Anonymous said...


Kai said...

It's a nice one. Alas, it isn't true. As anonymous pointed out, check snopes http://www.snopes.com/military/reinwald.asp

Fun to read, totally priceless, but a fabrication that still seems to have legs after first appearing online in 1999.

Neo Conservative said...

"kai says...Fun to read, totally priceless..."

well... the guys on the milforum where i sourced it were enjoying it too.

like the william f. buckley quote... where some lefty thinks he's gonna get buckley to back down on something 'mr. pink' found offensive... buckley replied, "well, if i didn't say it... i should have."

thx for pointing this out.