USMC general drops a nasty....

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by codbutt, Jan 26, 2007.

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  1. US Marine Corps General Reinwald was interviewed on the radio the other day - and you'll love his reply to the lady who interviewed him concerning guns and children.


    Regardless of how you feel about gun laws you gotta love this!!!! This

    is one of the best comeback lines of all time. It is a portion of National Public Radio (NPR) interview between a female broadcaster and
    US Marine Corps General Reinwald who was about to sponsor a Boy Scout Troop visiting his military installation.

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

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

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

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

    The radio cut off and the interview ended!
     
  2. Urban legends reference page!

    FFS How many times do I have to hear this thing!

    (Shirley this should be posted in the NAAFI bar or Lamp and sandbag- it isn't actually news.............)
     
  3. damn, beat me to it!
     
  4. forgive me - someone just told me this was a spoof. My apologies...
     
  5. I think Snopes is a bit wrong on this on, for I heard various versions of it about 1970 referring to the Vietnam War. However, it certainly makes a colourful story.

    I strongly suspect it's what the Wops call "una risposta per doppo sulla scala" - literally, "a response for afterwards on the stairs", or: "if only I'd thought to say that".

    MsG