Monday, October 18, 2004

Canada's Trudeau on principal objectives and cutthroats

Regarding claims that large international organizations such as the UN can and will act when needed, as well as claims that pre-emptive war is senseless, evil, and illegal, let us remember that today is the birthday of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada (1919-2000) who said:
I bear solemn witness to the fact that NATO heads of state and of government meet only to go through the tedious motions of reading speeches, drafted by others, with the principal objective of not rocking the boat.

If I found in my own ranks that a certain number of guys wanted to cut my throat, I'd make sure that I cut their throats first.

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