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And who exactly did invent spaghetti, anyway?

Posted by Ron Coleman on December 27, 2007

Lynn B:

Last week (or was it the week before?) presidential candidate Mike Huckabee published his much maligned foreign policy statement in Foreign Affairs magazine. In it, he attributed this quote to the 4th century Chinese military strategist, Sun-Tsu: “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.”

Embarrassingly, SeeDubya at Junkyard Blog pointed out that the quote, while sometimes erroneously attributed to Sun-Tsu, actually appears to have originated (rather more recently) with Michael Corleone.

Yeah, but who among us doesn’t mix those two guys up all the time?!

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2 Responses to “And who exactly did invent spaghetti, anyway?”

  1. Ara Rubyan said

    I’m surprised that Huckabee made this mistake. He is unusually adept at making cultural references (“If you play my Christmas message backwards it says ‘Paul is dead.'”)

    Are we sure he wasn’t just being ironic?

  2. I for one, am looking forward to a Corleone inspired foreign policy!

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