Apparently determined to prove that he hasn’t said anything worthwhile since snarling, “I ain’t got time to bleed” in 1987’s “Predator,” former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has once again offended patriotic Americans everywhere with his idiotic comments on Chris Kyle.
About whether or not the deadliest sniper in American military history was a hero, Ventura answered the question with a question: “Do you think the Nazis have heroes?”
“A hero should have honor. A hero is not how many people you’ve killed,” said the former Navy frogman who served in the Philippines during the Vietnam War and never saw combat.
“You know he’s obviously a great sniper. He’s obviously a great shot. He obviously did his job correctly,” he added.
And, seeing as Ventura and Kyle obviously had bad blood between them, I’d hardly expect him to say anything more complimentary than that. But Ventura is seemingly incapable of taking the high road when a lower one is available.
“Alan let me fire this one at you,” Ventura added. “Do you think the Nazis have heroes?”
Colmes rightly protested that the Nazis were fighting for an illegitimate, never mind downright evil, cause, but Ventura would have none of it.
To his mind, the Nazi invasions of Europe were the moral equivalents of the the U.S. military’s involvement in the Iraq War.
“Well, what I’m stating is we invaded Iraq, we were not asked in,” he explained. “We invaded a country, we overthrew its government, and then we killed people that lived there.”
Even the liberal Colmes apparently couldn’t believe the comparison Ventura was making.
“Are we analogous to the Nazis?” he asked.
“Well, and the Communists, yeah,” Ventura answered.
My question is why does Ventura — who is obviously suffering some sort of mental derangement, possibly related to aluminum poisoning from his tinfoil hat — continue to get airtime, even on liberal programs like Colmes’?
Personally, I grow increasingly convinced every time the former professional wrestler opens his pie hole that everything Kyle said about knocking Ventura on his backside was absolutely true.
And I grow increasingly convinced that he was right to do it, too.
—Courtesy of The Conservative Tribune