Monday, December 1, 2008

Ted Turner, Buffoon Extraordinaire

On Meet the Press, Ted Turner was asked by Tom Brokaw about Putin’s background working for the KGB. He responded by stating:

“We have an FBI and, and, and, and, and we're not prejudiced against somebody
who's worked at the FBI. It's an honorable place to work. And the KGB, I think, was an honorable place to work. And it, it gave people in the former Soviet Union, a communist country, an opportunity to do something important and worthwhile.”

What a pathetic and ignorant buffoon. Did he ever hear of the gulags, Lubyanka prison, the torture and execution of dissidents and so many acts of brutality described not by the U.S. but Alexander Solzhenitzyn, Boris Pasternak, Andre Sakharov and so many victims of Soviet persecution?

Turner in the last few years has found a way of interjecting moral equivalency into every act of brutality committed around the globe by comparing it to an act committed by the United States. The problem with such comparisons is that they fail to take into account the reasons and outcomes ot the actions. The Soviet Union invaded to conquer, we, to liberate. The KGB worked to suppress freedom, our FBI worked to preserve it.

There is no doubt that being married to Jane Fonda can be dangerous to a man's mental health. All you have to do is listen to Ted.

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