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Jesse Ventura: “We Have Been Practicing Terrorism For 50 Years”

Former Minnesota Governor and professional wrestler Jesse Ventura has a recent history of making controversial declarations publicly (he has a show now called Conspiracy Theory).

In an interview with Fox Business Network’s Eric Bolling, that streak continued – as he threw around words like “coward”.

It began as a talk about health care but quickly moved to a discussion of nuclear weapons. “How many times do we need to blow up the world?” asked Ventura. “How much power do we need from nuclear bombs?”

After a few backs-and-forth, Bolling said, “Maybe the kids that we send over to Afghanistan, Pakistan, God forbid Iran, won’t have to go because we do have a nuclear weapon and we’re willing to use it.” Ventura wasn’t biting, instead arguing against the Iraq War, defense spending and more. Then he took it there. “We have been practicing terrorism for 50 years only we call it foreign policy,” he said.

As the interview got more headed, it led to this exchange:

Ventura: You’re giving me a hypothetical situation.
Bolling: You’re giving me a speculative…
Ventura: I’m giving you a veteran who’s been there, not a coward who hasn’t been.

With audible gasps heard off camera, Bolling quickly changed the subject. Never dull when you get The Body talking conspiracies…

Here’s the full interview:


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