Here’s the amazing video. The only thing missing is the bong.
PIERS MORGAN: What would you do about Iran if you were the American President?
TED TURNER: Well, first of all, I believe in total nuclear disarmament. That’s the only way we’re ever going to get there. We all got to play by the same set of rules. We have 2,000 or several thousand nuclear weapons. Iran has none at the current time. It’s okay for Israel to have 100, but it’s not okay for Iran to have two. That’s, that’s, you’re not treating everybody equally.
Um, because Iran murders their own people in broad daylight in the street, is the world’s leading terrorist-exporting country, harbors al-Qaida, has vowed to “wipe Israel off the map,” and hangs the gays from cranes?
You have no strong position except force. Only by force can it be done. I think we’ve already voted at the U.N. and the Security Council to get rid of nuclear weapons. Let’s get rid of them. Let’s get rid of ours, and then Iran will stop, I believe, and everybody else will because if everybody doesn’t have them, then we’re safe – at least safe from a nuclear attack.
If we disarm then Iran will “stop.” Just like how the Manson family decided to not kill all those people because they were unarmed. And just like how the Taliban don’t murder children or throw acid in the faces of little girls because they’re unarmed. Oh, wait…
I mean, if we have full-scale nuclear exchange, it’s going to destroy life on Earth, all life. Maybe there will be a few cockroaches left, but that’s all, and I find that crazy. This is such a nice world, and most of the people are really nice here.
But, you know, and if you treat people with dignity, respect, and friendliness like I did with the Russians and the Soviets before them with the Goodwill Games, if you try and make friends, you can make friends and you can do that even with former enemies. Japan bombed us at Pearl Harbor, and now we’re good friends with the Japanese. We fought China in the Cold War, but now we’re good friends with the Chinese, most of us are.
I vaguely recall a thing called The Bomb helped us along with getting the Japanese to be our friends. It took convincing. And China? I;m thinking it might be better to not be “good friends” with mass murderers. But maybe that’s just me.