Churchill On America—And A Brief Research Project
“America will always do the right thing, but only after exhausting all other options.”
I love it.
Being an incurably curious academic, I searched for the source. After a little work I found these other versions:
“The Americans will always do the right thing… after they’ve exhausted all the alternatives.”
“Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing…after they have exhausted all other possibilities.”
“Americans will always do the right thing, after they have exhausted all the alternatives.”
“America can always be counted on to do the right thing, after it has exhausted all other possibilities.”
“The United States invariably does the right thing, after having exhausted every other alternative.”
The last I found via Wikiquote, about four-fifths down the page. It is listed under the general category of unsourced.
I don’t know which—if any—are accurate, but the truth behind the quote stands. – TL