sounds too perfect to be true, pretty sure it's an email urban legend... can anyone confirm that suspicion for someone too lazy to look it up?
> Subject: Do you remember this?
> IT WAS 1987!
> At a lecture the other day they played an old video
> of Lt. Col. Oliver
> testifying at the Iran-Contra hearings during the
> Reagan administration.
> There was Ollie in front of God and country getting
> the third degree.
> But what he said was stunning!!
> He was being drilled by some senator; "Did you not
> recently spend close to
> $60,000 for a home security system?"
> Ollie replied, "Yes I did sir."
> The senator continued, trying to get a laugh out of
> the audience," Isn't
> this just a little excessive?"
> "No sir," continued Ollie.
> "No? And why not?" the senator asked.
> "Because the lives of my family and I were
> threatened sir."
> "Threatened? By whom?" the senator questioned.
> "'By a terrorist, sir." Ollie answered.
> "Terrorist? What terrorist could possibly scare you
> that much?"
> "His name is Osama bin Laden sir." Ollie replied.
> At this point the senator tried to repeat the name,
> but couldn't pronounce
> it, which most people back then probably couldn't.
> A couple of people
> at the attempt. Then the senator continued.
> "Why are you so afraid of this man?" the senator
> "Because sir, he is the most evil person alive that
> I know of," Ollie
> "And what do you recommend we do about him?" asked
> the senator.
> "Well sir, if it were up to me, I would recommend
> that an assassin team be
> formed to eliminate him and his men from the face
> of the earth."
> The senator disagreed with this approach and that
> was all that was shown of
> the clip.
> If anyone is interested, the Senator turned out to
> be none other than Al