Wednesday, February 4, 2015

King Abdullah Quotes Clint Eastwood in "Unforgiven"

You know how it's always comforting to know that big, important world leaders are kind of like us regular folks? If you're a normal American guy, using movie quotes is a fun way to express yourself , make a point, and just generally relate to your friends who've also seen the movie.

Members of the House Armed Services Committee met with Jordan's King Abdullah Tuesday not long after news broke that ISIS had burned to death a Jordanian pilot captured in the fight against the terrorist group. In a private session with lawmakers, the king showed an extraordinary measure of anger — anger which he expressed by citing American movie icon Clint Eastwood.

"He said there is going to be retribution like ISIS hasn't seen," said Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter Jr., a Marine Corps veteran of two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, who was in the meeting with the king. "He [King Abdullah] mentioned 'Unforgiven' and he mentioned Clint Eastwood, and he actually quoted a part of the movie."

Hunter would not say which part of "Unforgiven" the king quoted, but noted it was where Eastwood's character describes how he is going to deliver his retribution. There is a scene in the picture in which Eastwood's character, William Munny, says, "Any man I see out there, I'm gonna kill him. Any son of a bitch takes a shot at me, I'm not only going to kill him, I'm going to kill his wife and all his friends and burn his damn house down."
You know, I think me an ol' King Abdullah would get along alright.

Update: According to Wikipedia: King Abdullah has listed his hobbies as sky diving, rally racing, scuba diving, football, and science fiction. He also likes motorcycles and has toured a Harley Davidson plant in California.

Oh, and not for nothing, he's got a good lookin' wife, as well.


  1. There's a certain quote from "Pulp Fiction" he could have used, as well.

  2. And the King is a shooter as well. Being a Gunsite graduate (Google is your friend), he is probably a Jeff Cooper fan as well.

    Things may get interesting... :)