The past is over, why not relive it eh?

1/11/2007 05:42:00 pm / The truth was spoken by Rich /

Everyone enjoys a good quiz so have a go at this short test of your current affairs knowledge. No conferring and please show all your workings.

Question 1: Which American statesman said the following (the country involved has been edited out as it's too much of a clue);

“It became clear that if we were prepared to stay the course, we could help to lay the cornerstone for a diverse and independent ****…If we faltered, the forces of chaos would scent victory and decades of strife and aggression would stretch endlessly before us. The choice was clear. We would stay the course. And we shall stay the course.”

Question 2: Which American statesman said the following (it may be the same statesman);

“The big problem is to get territory and to keep it. You can get it today and it will be gone next week. That is the problem. You have to have enough people to clear it…and enough people to preserve what you have done.”

Question 3: Which American statesman is responsible for this poem?

I think we all agree, the past is over.
This is still a dangerous world.
It's a world of madmen and uncertainty
and potential mental losses.

Rarely is the question asked
Is our children learning?
Will the highways of the Internet become more few?
How many hands have I shaked?

They misunderestimate me.
I am a pitbull on the pantleg of opportunity.
I know that the human being and the fish can coexist.
Families is where our nation finds hope, where our wings take dream.

Put food on your family!
Knock down the tollbooth!
Vulcanize society!
Make the pie higher! Make the pie higher!

OK please put your pencils down that's the end of the test. Let's see how you did. If you answered George W. Bush to all three questions I'm afraid you only got one answer correct. The glorious poem in question 3 is made up of Bush quotes. Questions 1 and 2 were actually quotes from Lyndon B Johnson 40 years ago as he tried to convince the American people that he had the Vietnam War all figured out. We just need more troops to flatten the place just by a few more inches and we'll have the place licked. I respect a country that learns from its mistakes don't you?

So erm...good luck to those 20,000 US troops currently packing their bags for Iraq. I'd stop the milk and papers if I were you.


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