Ted Turner, CNN founder, philanthropist, and ex-husband of Jane Fonda, is pretty concerned about global warming, as well as US foreign policy. Here are some highlights from this week's interview with PBS's Charlie Rose:
- What will happen if we don't take drastic action toward global warming? "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."
- Does the US need a big military? “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."
- What about those Iraqi insurgents? "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."
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