Following up on Why the “War Against Terror” cannot be won by guns alone.
Full credit for alerting me to this goes to borneveryday.
Sh Rahul Gandhi, quoted in a report in DNA India:
“I am confident that this country can take on terrorism. Defeating it is no problem. If we empower those people in villages, we can sit back, relax and we will destroy terrorism in 15 minutes,” Gandhi told a press conference here (New Delhi).
Just to satisfy myself that this was not some kind of a joke, I did some quick googling and found this news-item on three separate sites (all identical). In case you want to double-check, here are the links to ExpressIndia.com and IndianExpress.com.
I really hope that:
- EITHER this was said in light-hearted manner
- OR he has been mis-quoted (e.g. like this one time) and/or mis-understood
- OR this is a massive (belated) April Fool’s joke….
- OR the handiwork of a strange virus that spoofs important people’s utterances
Oh and just in case, this disappears into a black hole, I am preserving two screenshots for posterity.
P.S. I am now wondering where did I go wrong?