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Quote of the Day || January 15, 2013

by Keith Koffler on January 14, 2013, 9:27 pm

“Mr. President, we’ve completed our review of France’s operation in Mali, and we’ve decided to ask the French to stick to their core competencies: wine, lovemaking, and cheese.”

- Hillary Clinton

A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote

{ 8 comments }

Dirk The Imapailer January 14, 2013 at 10:31 pm

Don’t forget surrender. Nobody does surrender quite like the French (or nearly as quickly as they do it either)…

Sadie January 14, 2013 at 11:11 pm

Practice makes perfect.

Swedishlady January 15, 2013 at 4:21 am

No,no, this was a great, daring triumph for the French.
Islamists were taking over Mali in their cruel ways and the Mali President appealed for help.The African Union did ( as usually ) nothing. Hollande denied help but then suddenly turned around and said OK. ( Mali is a former French colony). And these brave fighter pilots gave the world a needed lesson in how to handle threatening Islamists. Right now, let´s forget those Islamist threats on future terror deeds in France.They simply must be stopped and crushed when they grab power like this. Europe has many muslims within and around and we see Islamism as a big threat to our way of living.
When Obama realises what a trumph this is he will probably invite some French for a photo op.

Langley Spook January 15, 2013 at 7:18 am

I agree Swedishlady,
The French have a quite a history of willing to go to sh#t-holes (former colonies) and kill & defeat threats-enemies to French interests overseas. Why to you think they keep the glorious Foreign Legion around :-) “Marche ou creve”…
Kill & Defeat threats-enemies overseas = something our weak-willed political & military leadership needs to desperately re-learn.

CiscoKid January 15, 2013 at 8:44 am

I remember hearing a radio transmission from remnants of the 1st. R.E.P. who had disappeared in the jungle after the battle of Dien Bien Phu asking for arms and ammo to continue fighting the Viet Minh.
They never received any supplies and never heard from again.
I’m showing my age now, but the program was ” The 20th. Century ” hosted by Walter Cronkite.

William January 15, 2013 at 9:14 am

The funny thing is, the French were a feared military up until WW II. In WW I, they stopped the Kaiser’s push cold and hammered German units mercilessly in one of the most merciless wars ever fought. The Great War was so horrible that schools started teaching children that France wasn’t worth fighting for if that was the cost. Three decades later…well, you know what happened.

Just2old January 15, 2013 at 10:05 am

Right and the best way not to save a hostage is to kill him. SOC better make sure they use this in their “ways not to save a hostage” manual.

MarkJ January 15, 2013 at 11:11 am

“…and surrendering to the Germans.”