Gun Control - Major General Peter Cosgrove at his best -


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March 12th, 2009   #1
mjw82
 

Gun Control - Major General Peter Cosgrove at his best info


The post "Military noise complaint" reminded me of this
Not sure if this is his best, he has done a great many things, but this is certainly a funny one.


For those that donít know him, Major General Peter Cosgrove is an Australian treasure
General Cosgrove was interviewed on the radio recently.
Youíll 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:
Weíre going to teach them climbing, canoeing, archery and shooting.

FEMALE INTERVIEWER:
Shooting! Thatís a bit irresponsible, isnít it?

GENERAL COSGROVE:
I donít see why, theyíll be properly supervised on the rifle range.

FEMALE INTERVIEWER:
Donít you admit that this is a terribly dangerous activity to be teaching children?

GENERAL COSGROVE:
I donít see how. We will be teaching them proper rifle discipline before they even touch a firearm.!

FEMALE INTERVIEWER:
But youíre equipping them to become violent killers.

GENERAL COSGROVE:
Well, Maíam, youíre equipped to be a prostitute, but youíre not one, are you?

The radio went silent and the interview ended
 
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March 12th, 2009   #2
senojekips
 
 
Who makes up this crap.

It's not even vaguely true and has been written about just about every Military man of any significance since WW I.

http://www.snopes.com/military/reinwald.asp


"I am totally responsible for what I write,... however I cannot be held responsible for your complete inability to understand"


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March 12th, 2009   #3
mjw82
 
haha really? got it in a forward doing the rounds. Nice waste of storage space then...
 
March 13th, 2009   #4
AB_Shorts_Momma
 
 
I love the ending line, no matter who made it up!



"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, is directly proportional to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated." ~George Washington
 
March 13th, 2009   #5
BritinAfrica
 
 
Its actually quite accurate.


I try to be the man my dog thinks I am.
 
March 13th, 2009   #6
senojekips
 
 
It's actually an insult to the intelligence of ex Major General Peter Cosgrove, and also to those expected to believe it was said by him.

Maj. Gen Cosgrove was a charismatic and well thought of leader and does not need such rubbish attributed to his name.

Patting ourselves and our leaders on the back is not what Aussies are all about. Attributing them with oafish behaviour is even worse.

If perhaps it was said of some Digger, it might actually be credible.

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March 14th, 2009   #7
tomtom22
 
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by senojekips
It's actually an insult to the intelligence of ex Major General Peter Cosgrove, and also to those expected to believe it was said by him.

Maj. Gen Cosgrove was a charismatic and well thought of leader and does not need such rubbish attributed to his name.

Patting ourselves and our leaders on the back is not what Aussies are all about. Attributing them with oafish behaviour is even worse.

If perhaps it was said of some Digger, it might actually be credible.
I totally agree with you, spike.


"It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle." - Norman Schwarskopf, Commander of Desert Storm Operations
 
March 14th, 2009   #8
BritinAfrica
 
 
There has been a flood of this story attributed to various people over the past few years.
 
March 14th, 2009   #9
senojekips
 
 
Yeah, It's what some clod like myself might have said,... if I was thinking fast enough .

But Peter Cosgrove,... I think not.
 
March 17th, 2009   #10
AZ_Infantry
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by senojekips
It's actually an insult to the intelligence of ex Major General Peter Cosgrove, and also to those expected to believe it was said by him.

Maj. Gen Cosgrove was a charismatic and well thought of leader and does not need such rubbish attributed to his name.

Patting ourselves and our leaders on the back is not what Aussies are all about. Attributing them with oafish behaviour is even worse.

If perhaps it was said of some Digger, it might actually be credible.
What's a "Digger?"
 



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