Speaking at the National Press Club this afternoon, CNN founder Ted Turner said he was “disturbed” by the President’s “either you’re with us or you’re against us” attitude:
TED TURNER: There are a lot of things about this war that disturb me and one of them is the attitude, that you know, that was well expressed by our President. He said it very clearly, he said either you’re with us or you’re against us. And I had a problem with that because I really hadn’t made my mind up yet. You know, what if you haven’t made your mind up? You know, what if you’re thinking about it, doing some studying, doing some reading because it’s an important decision to go to war or whether or not to go to war. I mean, you’re either with us or you’re against us, that’s pretty black and white
Still thinking about it?
You’re either with us or against us in the fight against terror, Ted.
Bonus video: Turner whines about American flag being shown on television.
Turner is also an apologist for the whacko running North Korea.
Update (Allahpundit): I was about to post on this but Ian beat me to it. The header on YouTube is misleading. Turner wasn’t talking about the war on terror generally; the question put to him asked specifically about Iraq, a fact which the person who posted it to YouTube cleverly edited out. See for yourself: the whole speech is posted at C-SPAN. Fast forward to 44:05.
He wasn’t saying he can’t decide whether to support us or the jihadis. He was saying that the considerations as to whether to support an invasion of Iraq were more complex than a simple “us versus them” calculus. I doubt even Bush would disagree with that.
If you really want to induce a headache, fast forward to 24:50 in the C-SPAN clip and listen to Turner explain his crack nonproliferation strategy.
Update (Ian): Sorry, Allah! Drudge running a misleading headline, it wouldn’t be the first time. Turner is undecided if he is either with us on the war on terror or against it.