Information Warfare: June 25, 2002

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Not all Information War is strictly military or political. Sometimes it's just a good story, and an Urban Legend. The following is a great story, but it never happened. The first version appeared in Britain several years ago (the general was British.) Then a version appeared in the US with General Reinwald as an army general. But a form of Information War if you are pro-gun, pro-military and against getting preached at by radio interviewers.


The General and the Liberal Interviewer

Marine Corps General Reinwald was interviewed on the radio the other day and you have to read his reply to the lady who interviewed him concerning guns and children. 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 a 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: Shooting! 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, 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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