Wow!

How can you argue with brilliance like that? The mouth of the south inserts foot again. My favorite part has got to be when he was asked what would happen if Global warming was not addressed. Thanks to Newsbusters for the transcripts.

TED TURNER: “Not doing it 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. Civilization will have broken down. The few people left will be living in a failed state — like Somalia or Sudan — and living conditions will be intolerable. The droughts will be so bad there’ll be no more corn grown. Not doing it is suicide. Just like dropping bombs on each other, nuclear weapons is suicide. We’ve got to stop doing the suicidal two things, which are hanging on to our nuclear weapons and after that we’ve got to stabilize the population.”

Cannibals…really? I would usually insert something snappy and witty but I really don’t even think that this kind of “Science” needs any further comment.

However, ole Ted didn’t just stop there. He continues on China and the War in Iraq

TED TURNER: I also said war doesn’t make any sense anymore. And we need to cut the military budgets back.

ROSE: How much do you want to cut the military budgets back?

TURNER: Right now the U.S. is spending $500 billion a year on the military which is more than all 190 countries in the world put together. The two countries that the military-industrial complex and some of the politicians would like to demonize and make enemies are Russia and China. China just wants to sell us shoes. They’re not building landing craft to attack the United States. And Russia wants to be our friends, too.

China’s certainly not allocated $57 billion dollars in defense spending this fiscal year and they surely haven’t been practicing shadowing and breaching our aircraft carrier defensive positions with their shiny new nuclear submarines. 

And those Russians certain haven’t done any military muscle flexing  lately either. On top of that I’m sure they aren’t supplying weapons systems or nuclear fuel to help the Iranian nuclear program.

ROSE: Well, wait a minute. No, no, no.

TURNER: Well I know that because I spent time with the Chinese and Russians.

You spent time with them… ooooooooh well why didnt you say so? Im sure they pinky promised you that they just wanted to sell us shoes (without lead I hope) right? I mean, no one has ever lied about wanting peace before right Ted?  

ROSE: You’re telling me the Chinese military budget is not increasing? Is that what you’re saying?

TURNER: It might increase, but you know how big it is compared to ours? It’s one 20th what ours is and so is the Russian military budget. Those are not credible expenditures. However, 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, they don’t have a headquarters, they don’t have a Pentagon. We don’t even know if they have any Generals.

I have several friends over there who might disagree with you Ted on losing to insurgents in Iraq. But, for the sake of argument… lets say he is correct. Wouldn’t the defeat of the greatest military force on the planet be a major news story? As a matter of fact I am flipping through the news stations right now and have yet to see anyone playing reports of the insurgents announcement of victory in Iraq. Come on Ted, call it down to the news desk… it’d be an exclusive story! Also if it were the truth would’nt we see Harry Reid’s face on every camera telling those war loving neocons that he was right?   

And since when didn’t the insurgents have any Generals? You mean that Al Sadr isnt really the leader of a militia in Iraq? Well someone needs to the tell them that… why don’t you go and tell these guys that Ted? I guess its not fair to count Abu Zarqawi since he’s dead now. That’s right Ted, he was killed by one of our F16’s while leading AQI. So tell me Ted how many of our generals have they killed in operations in Iraq? None? And you mean to tell me that we are losing? Uh huh.

I could keep pointing out the inaccuracies of Ted Turner, but I actually have better things to do with the next few years of my life. I just want you all to see just a few examples of the complete bias and blatant lies from the former head of what is suppossed to a major media news network. Im not saying that he is not entitled to his opinion. However, I dont see Rupert Murdock out spewing his OPINION about current events on a TV show. But Im sure an owners opinion never influences programing for a network broadcast… riiiiiiiiight.

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