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    General Cosgrove Interview - Classic

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

    General Cosgrove was interviewed on the radio recently.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 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.

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    Love it!

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    Brilliant

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    pure fiction , and it should be labeled as such.

    As great a tale as this is, it's pure fabrication. It began life in 1999, purportedly about an "LTG Reinwald" of the US Army. In 2001 it reappeared, this time attributed to "Marine Corps General Reinwald."

    In 2007, the version in circulation changed the fictitious Lieutenant General Reinwald of the USA into the real General Peter Cosgrove of Australia, with the interview shifted from National Public Radio (NPR) to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). The actual General Cosgrove had not given such an interview — this was a case of a real name being used to dress up a fiction.
    snopes.com: General Reinwald Remark

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    Cheers. Funny though ..TP

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    Fuckin brilliant.

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    ^^^ You spoilsport Balders.

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    I dont care..sob, sob.

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    I think winston would have been proud of that one!

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    class!

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    It doesn't really matter who said it, it's still a great line.

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