General Cosgrove of the Australian Army was interviewed on the radio recently concerning guns and children. Regardless of how you feel about gun laws you have to admit this is one of the best comeback lines of all time.
The female interviewer and General Cosgrove were discussing the Army’s sponsorship of a visit by a Boy Scout Troop to the Army's military headquarters.
So, General Cosgrove, what things are you going to teach these young boys when they visit your base?
We're going to teach them climbing, canoeing, archery and shooting.
Shooting! That's a bit irresponsible, isn't it?
I don't see why. They'll be properly supervised on the rifle range.
Don't you admit that this is a terribly dangerous activity to be teaching children?
I don't see how. We will be teaching them proper rifle discipline before they even touch a firearm.
But you're equipping them to become violent killers.
Well, Ma’am… you're equipped to be a prostitute, but you're not one… are you?
The broadcast went silent for 46 seconds and when it returned the interview was over.
Courtesy of Ann