View Full Version : Great Comeback - Hoo Rah!

11-03-2005, 11:45 PM

even though i'm army, this is got to be the best comeback i've ever heard, regardless of how you stand on gun control.

11-04-2005, 08:16 AM
Well, I don't know if it's a great come-back, but it's not a true story:


Origins: As great a tale as this is, it's pure fabrication. It began life in 1999, purportedly about an "LTG Reinwald" of the US Army. In 2001 it reappeared, this time attributed to "Marine Corps General Reinwald."

The U.S. Army denies that there is a Lieutenant General Reinwald and chalks the whole thing up as a hoax. (Which is as logic dictated all along; if an armed forces spokesperson ever gave voice to a sexist remark likening a female interviewer to a prostitute, that officer would soon be called upon to make a very public apology as well as face charges within ranks for conduct unbecoming.)

National Public Radio had this to say about the matter:

We are aware of an erroneous story posted on the Free Republic Website, and possibly elsewhere, which mentions a supposed interview between an unnamed NPR reporter and a U.S Army Lieutenant General Reinwald. The story is false the dialogue mentioned was not an NPR interview, and it never aired on any NPR program.