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Comeback line - From General Cosgrove

Discussion in 'Jokes and Humour' at netrider.net.au started by Justus, May 10, 2007.

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    Photo: General Peter Cosgrove, AC MC Chief of the Defence Force Australia

    An email sent to me a few days ago made me laugh. I didn’t hear the interview
    so I don’t know whether it’s true or not, but it does sound very much like our ABC!

    Regardless of how you feel about gun laws you’ve got to love this!

    This is one of the best comeback lines of all time.

    It is a portion of 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

    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.
  2. Priceless!
  3. oldie but a goodie! :LOL:
  4. You know, he's one guy I'd really like to see as PM...however, I think he's too smart to get into politics in a big way.

    Regards, Andrew.
  5. he's a brilliant guy....

    and yes, just the sort of comment he'd make too...
  6. fcuk yeah!!! i hate those pricks on the ABC.

    The general's stock just went up in my book.
  7. That one's done the rounds and the names have changed.
  8. Yeah, it was a US general in the e-mail I got last year...
  9. very cool, as an ex Boy Scout we used to love going to Army camps and firing guns!
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  11. Very old story I'm afraid.