miwahni (miwahni) wrote,

  • Mood:
  • Music:

Extraordinary Rendition

So is Little Dubya secretly a fan of 70s British TV? Dialogue below from The Professionals episode "Long Shot", written by Anthony Read and first aired 10 March 1978.

Scene 10: Inside the conference house. Cowley is socialising with Sheikh Achmeia (Murani) and Dr Harbinger (USA).

SHEIKH: One of the problems, Mr Cowley, is that you people in the West are too damn soft.

COWLEY: Oh, I don't make the rules, Sheikh. I just carry them out.

SHEIKH: Nevertheless, you must have views of your own.

COWLEY: Sure. I'd like to be able to shoot every terrorist in sight, but, uh--

SHEIKH: And you, Dr Harbinger? Would you have them shot? These hyenas?

HARBINGER: Sheikh Achmeia, that is a very loaded question, and you know it is.

SHEIKH: Always the clever diplomat, eh, Doctor? We're not round the conference table now; everything we say is off the record. Right, Mr Cowley?

HARBINGER: Well, you see, I learned the hard way that the one sure way to get yourself quoted is to talk "off the record".

SHEIKH: [laughs] Well, I'll tell you, gentlemen. If your governments won't take a firm line on terrorism, you should ship all your suspected terrorists to us in Murani. We know how to deal with them. And we don't have an electorate to please.

HARBINGER: Well, I'll remember your kind offer when I get back home. There are quite a few people I'd be delighted to send to you.

  • So, you're working from home?

    I've been reading all this advice - get up at your normal time and use your usual commute time to read a book; get dressed into your normal work…

  • 12 - weekly roundup

    Sad news about Peter Capaldi leaving Dr Who - I liked his 12, far better than Matt Smith's 11. I hope that his replacement is as good; let's start a…

  • (no subject)

    I've been sitting here listening to this odd noise for a while, one of those that you can't quite place, and you're not entirely sure where it's…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded