Talk:Idi Amin

From Wikiquote
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Unsourced quotes[edit]

Note: quotes by Amin that still need to be sourced

  • If we knew the meaning to everything that is happening to us, then there would be no meaning.
  • I am not a politician but a professional soldier. I am therefore a man of few words.
    • Radio broadcast (25 January 1971) [recorded where?]
  • Idi Amin in his maiden speech addressing his fellow Ugandans, famously or infamously said: “There is freedom of speech, but I cannot guarantee freedom after speech.”, not the best of sources.


I moved this section here pending sourcing. Sole source - a web forum post[1] - can't be viewed as reliable or even sufficiently notable to quote. Gordonofcartoon 14:35, 30 December 2009 (UTC)

  • Mr. Queen, sir, horrible ministers, invented guests, ladies under gentlemen. I thank the Queen very plenty for what he has done to me. I tell you, I have eaten so much that I am now fed up with malicious meal.…
  • Sir, Mr. Queen, horrible guests, before I undress you, let me put down my testicles.…
  • Before I undress the Queen, let me remove my testicles.
    • Various versions of a stump speech supposedly made during a luncheon in Buckingham Palace

I don't know where you got the idea that that was supposed to be the source. This stump speech has been circulating since Amin was in power. It was reprinted in the Kenya Nation upon his death[2] and was also quoted in the book Come Good Rain by George Seremba. Please put it back in the article as a widely-known misattribution. Thanks. 10:58, 31 January 2010 (UTC)

I've no idea what was "supposed" to be the source; it was unsourced, and current practice is not include unsourced quotations. The link you provide isn't a citation for the full quotes; nor apparently is the Seremba book (no "testicles" or "undress" in it, for instance); and for the version given, one web hit, no news archive hits and one book hit don't support the claim of "widely-known". Gordonofcartoon 23:07, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

Sourced quotes[edit]

I think, this quote is also remarkable: "Why do you ask me about Hitler? Hitler's problem is past tense now. We are looking forward to the future generation and to the future plans. We are no longer going back to Hitler. You see..." Answering the question, if it was true, he had said, Hitler didn't kill enough Jews during the war. - Source: documentation "Général Idi Amin Dada: Autoportrait" (1974), Director Barbet Schroeder. -- Anhänger der Aufklärung 2.0 18:31, 2 January 2010 (UTC)