Jesse’s Got Beef: Jesse Ventura Airs His Opinions on Dick Cheney

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Former Navy SEAL, professional wrestler and governor of Minnesota, Jesse Ventura is a man with some opinions, plenty of which he aired on Larry King. While he called Bush the “worst president in my lifetime,” he reserved his harshest criticism for Dick Cheney.

On waterboarding:

You give me a waterboard, Dick Cheney and one hour and I’ll have him confess to the Sharon Tate murders.

On the moral fiber of Dick Cheney:

I don’t have a lot of respect for Dick Cheney. Here’s a guy who got five deferments from the Vietnam war. Clearly he’s a coward, he wouldn’t go when it was his time to go and now he’s a chickenhawk. Now he’s this big tough guy who wants this hardcore policy and he’s the guy that sanctioned all this torture by calling it enhanced interrogation.

Comparing Dick Cheney to Colin Powell (even though the question referred to Rush Limbaugh):

Lets look at Colin Powell who’s a war hero who strapped it on for his country and didn’t run and hide and then you look at Dick Cheney who ran and hid. Well, I have no respect for Dick Cheney, I have tremendous respect for General Powell.

On the Cheney shotgun incident:

Had Dick Cheney gone in the service he would have never shot that guy, because there is not an accident with a weapon. You don’t have an accident, it’s you don’t know what you’re doing.

[Huffington Post]


C.S. Magor is the editor-in-chief and a reporter at large for We Interrupt and Uberreview. He currently resides in the Japanese countryside approximately two hours from Tokyo - where he has spent the better part of a decade testing his hypothesis that Japan is neither as quirky nor as interesting as others would have you believe.
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