Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Best Answer to a Stupid Question

Katie Couric, while interviewing a Marine sniper, asked:

"What do you feel.....when you shoot a Terrorist?"

The Marine shrugged and replied,

"A slight recoil."


CharlieDelta said...


Reminds me of the one where some media monkey is interviewing an officer after him and fellow officers fatally shot a suspect who had just killed another officer.

The dumb media whore askes him, "why did you shoot him 66 times"?

He replies, "Because that's all the bullets we had..."

Rayvet said...

Reminds me of a comment I heard one time regarding lawyers asking questions in the court room. Don't know if it's true or not, but would make sense if it was.

"Don't ask the question if you don't know what the answer is going to be".

These two situations are perfect examples of that.

Claudia said...

I was a dumb 13 y.o when my brother came back from WW2. He had been away 5 years. Didn't speak much about it. Specially of the Normandy Beaches where the Allied had invaded France to kick the Germans out. My brother was a kind, gentle man. He still called me Tibi (my baby's name). I couldn't see him as a tough soldier with a gun. I kept asking him questions. As always, he was very patient with me. One day, I asked, "Did you kill some Germans?" He answered curtly, "Yes!" I continued, "Was it hard to do? Did you mind?" He looked at me, right in the eyes and said, "It wasn't hard at all, Tibi. I was trained to do it. It was my job.It was them, or us. No choice. Better be them. Don't you think so?"

I never asked him another question about the war. And I stopped being Tibi on that day. I grew up to the world we live in. When the enemy is clearly defined, better be them than us. No hesitation. No choice.

Claudia said...

I should have added: No regrets. No guilt. My brother took up his life where he had left it, five years before, became a successful. compassionate lawyer, remained in his Regiment as a Reserve Officer and rose to the rank of Colonel. A man of peace, always ready to fight in a war, and to kill the enemy, if need be.

We owe a lot to our soldiers. I salute them.

kerrcarto said...

Good one. I would have loved to see the look on that twat's face.

God bless your brother claudia. I sat and had a few beers and a good chat with my Opa the other day after mowing his yard. He fought in France and still gets choked up talking about it and he's 88.

PeggyU said...

... and just seeing a terrorist would make me recoil ;)

Dan O. said...

My comment was running long, so I Com-Posted over at my place.

Holder said...

I was just at Parris Island. One of the teacher's asked how long Marines get deployed for. The reply? "Till we win."

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of Barry Sheene's response when asked "Whats the first this that goes through your mind, when you crash?"

"My arse"