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Opening Arguments

Shut up, Ted

This happened last week, and I'm just now catching up with it. Disturbing:

In an interview with CNN host Piers Morgan last week, Media mogul and CNN founder Ted Turner said the fact that there have been more suicides than combat deaths in the Army this year is not “shocking,” but “good.”

Highlighted first by Breitbart.com, the Oct. 19 interview has Turner speculating that “it’s time to put war and conflict behind us and move on,” and the rising rate of self-inflicted troop deaths is good because it brings attention to that view.

His naive pacifism -- that "we're born to love and help one another, not to kill each other" -- is of course contradicted by all of human history. His conviction that increased military suicides will somehow bring us all to that enlightened state is just plain bizarre.