Friday, October 26, 2012

Did Ted Turner say military suicide "is good"

When I saw this headline I figured Turner would end up saying something stupid afterwards that would explain saying what he said.

Ted Turner: Military suicides outnumbering combat deaths is 'good'
Published October 25, 2012

CNN founder Ted Turner, in arguing for a greater role for the United Nations as the world's policeman and condemning U.S. military spending, said recently that rise in military suicides in relation to combat deaths is a "good" development.

Turner made the comments in an appearance on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight." The interview aired Oct. 19, but the comment about military suicides was highlighted Thursday by

MORGAN: You made the point to me in the break there, more American servicemen have --

TURNER: -- are dying now from suicide over there than are dying in combat.

MORGAN: That's shocking, isn't it?

TURNER: Well, what -- no, I think it's -- I think it's good, because it's so clear that we're programmed and we're born to love and help each other, not to kill each other, to destroy each other. That's an aberration. That's left over from hundreds of years ago.

It's time for to us start acting enlightened.
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It is worse than I thought it would be. Turner must have gotten some crash course in New Age healing and figured he'd toss in his two cents worth.

What is worse than this? What Morgan said right after this deplorable comment from Turner.

MORGAN: What's it like to give away a billion dollars? I can't even imagine.

That was Morgan's followup question after Turner said "it's good" and that is how we're programmed.

There used to be a rule in journalism, even in talk shows. If you don't know what the hell you're talking about, don't talk.

Turner clearly understands very little about what causes military suicides and even less about our troops. He took a few buzz words from what we talk about with Combat PTSD and thought it would justify the number of combat survivors killing themselves?

Yesterday I met with a Mom of an Iraq veteran. We were talking about so many others she knows personally slipping into quicksand back home. It is because they are not getting what they need and families don't hear what they need to know. They are disposable. No one is holding congress or anyone else accountable for this AND THAT INCLUDES CNN!

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