Ted Turner has a solution to the Middle East problem: nuclear disarmament. Israel gives up its nuclear weapons and Iran, just like that, stops pursuing its weaponized nuclear program. It’s Utopian thought, which is expected, coming from a Utopian and all.
Turner laid out his argument during an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan:
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.
But that assertion only deals with the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Getting the United Nations involved will solve all the world’s problems, so he says. Now that’s just hippy talk.
The Turner Doctrine is twisted logic, and grossly naive. Maybe he doesn’t know that nuclear disarmament involves transferring a massive haul of weapons over to the UN — that is, to a world governmental entity. An ass-load of weapons transferred to an elite few. Brilliant.
Umm, and how did we end the war with Japan? If I’m not mistaken, it involved atomic bombs.