Jesse Ventura has lived THE life.
As an actor, Ventura appeared in Demolition Man, Major League II, Batman & Robin and Demolition Man. As a wrestler, he was inducted into the WWE’s Hall of Fame in 2004 and as a politician, or a statesman as he calls himself, he was the mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minneapolis before becoming the governor of Minneapolis in 1998.
Before all of that, however Ventura was in the Vietnam War as a member of the U.S. Navy Underwater Demolition Team.
Appearing on today’s episode of Scoop B Radio Overtime, Ventura chatted about his opposition to the invasion of Iraq before it happened. “I got blistered for it,” he told me. Ventura said folks would approach him and say: ‘Oh you’re un-American, oh get out of here, go along and get along, we’re all for one you can’t be against da da da.’
“And yet when you look back on it today probably the biggest foreign policy mistake we’ve made in my opinion since I’ve been alive since Vietnam.”
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This is a topical issue, especially today when just last night the United States forged air strikes on a Syrian base. U.S. President Donald J. Trump opted to strike Syria after receiving reports of civilians choked to death by sarin gas. Trump also indicated that years of previous attempts to change the behavior of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad “have all failed and failed very dramatically.”
Also an accomplished author, Ventura has been critical of politicians, a watchdog, if you will. In his book, DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans: No More Gangs in Government, Ventura states that ‘both parties are street gangs warring with each other for power over the country and the American people.’ On Scoop B Radio Overtime, Ventura addressed regulation in how much time politicians should spend in office. “Well you know you look at it this way, we have term limits on the President,” Ventura told me.
“You know the President can only serve two four year terms that’s it, you know but then again it comes back to us. When you strip everything away from it all it comes back to us. We can implement term limits, vote him out of office. We have the ability to do that so ultimately all problems in this country could be resolved by the people but the problem is the people aren’t vigilant, and the people aren’t paying attention, and also I found this out you know people tell you that they wanna hear the truth and all that and this and that I don’t believe they really do and I’ll tell you why. I don’t think people like the truth because many times the truth takes them out of their comfort zone, and people do not like to be taken out of their comfort zone and the truth can do that, when you learn the truth like a lot of the things our country does internationally, then you learn about it we don’t look so good but you notice that we never come back, that’s one thing I notice about this country, we never admit to a mistake.”