Thursday, April 03, 2008

Ted Turner Has To Be Smart...Right?

I mean, I know he was married to Jane Fonda...but a side from the whole traitor thing, she was quite the fox in her day. But this man is a millionaire. He went to Brown. He was head of the debate team. He served in the Coast Guard. He is America's largest private landowner. This has to mean he's a pretty intelligent dude right? Or he just a rich kid (Turner inherited a small outdoor advertising business from his father when he was 24) that used inherited cash to get richer?

I bring this up after reading an article over at Newsbusters that describes Turner's interview on the Charlie Rose show...

"Not doing [anything about Global Warming] will be catastrophic. We'll be eight degrees hotter in ten, not ten but 30 or 40 years and basically none of the crops will grow. Most of the people will have died and the rest of us will be cannibals."

Turner ridiculed the need for a big U.S. military, insisting “China just wants to sell us shoes. They're not building landing craft to attack the United States,” and “even with our $500 billion military budget, we can't win in Iraq. We're being beaten by insurgents who don't even have any tanks.” After Rose pointed out the Iraqi insurgents “have a lot of roadside bombs that kill a lot of Americans” and wondered “where do you think they come from?”, Turner answered:

"I think that they're patriots and that they don't like us because we've invaded their country and occupied it. I think if the Iraqis were in Washington, D.C., we'd be doing the same thing: we'd be bombing them too. Nobody wants to be invaded." (You have to read this entire post)

...all that money and he can't clip his nose hair?

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