It is time to say good-bye to the politician that brought us Europeans the myth about “old” and “new” Europe. As we all know, he is one of THE best stand-up comedians around. Tragically, he was in charge of the most powerful army on the globe. Borat would probably call him “the brave man that began the war OF terror” followed by something with prostitutes in Kazakhstan. By the way: read the nice comment on the new Borat movie by Edward Lucas in the latest edition of the Economist. Coming back to good old Donald: If you already miss his remarkable rhetorics and the famous intellectual outbursts, listen to his warm voice whenever you feel you need it. Just to remind you of his legacy, here a short collection of original DHR quotes:
Reports that say that something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do no know. But there are also unknown unknowns — the ones we don’t know we don’t know.
You’re not asking the question that I’ve answered.
We would be happy to capture them, we’d be happy to have them surrender, and if they don’t, we’d be happy to kill them.
Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war.
I would not say that the future is necessarily less predictable than the past. I think the past was not predictable when it started.
We do know of certain knowledge that he [Osama Bin Laden] is either in Afghanistan, or in some other country, or dead.
Needless to say, the President is correct. Whatever it was he said.