Is this quote attributed to Stormin' Norman Schwarzkopf?
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29 Jul 2005 21:27 PDT
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Is this beau quote attributed to Stormin' Norman Schwarzkopf? "Going to war without the French is like going deer hunting without your accordion"
Re: Is this quote attributed to Stormin' Norman Schwarzkopf?
Answered By: justaskscott-ga on 29 Jul 2005 22:09 PDT
Hello grthumongous, This quote is misattributed to Norman Schwarzkopf, as well as to Donald Rumsfeld and Ross Perot. The real speaker was Jed Babbin, a deputy undersecretary of defense from the first Bush administration. The full quote is "... you know frankly, going to war without France is like going deer hunting without an accordion. You just leave a lot of useless noisy baggage behind." "Accordian to Us" Snopes.com http://www.snopes2.com/quotes/babbin.htm - justaskscott Search strategy -- Searched on Google for these terms in various combinations: "war without the french" quotations perot babbin "war without france"
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