Wednesday, May 06, 2009


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?

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.


  1. Anonymous9:02 pm

    aussie aussie,if only someone like him was prime minister australia wouldnt be so screwed up

  2. In my job as a Chauffeur, I get to meet and spend time with an extraordinary range of people. When I have the opportunity to talk with people of the calibre of General Cosgrove, I sometimes think: "this is fantastic! I'm learning so much AND getting paid for it!"

    One of the benifits of being a Chauffeur in Sydney!


    John Aquilina