Former Minnesota governor Jesse “The Body” Ventura went off on deceased “American Sniper” Chris Kyle on “The Alan Colmes Show,” dismissing claims he was a hero by saying, “Do you think the Nazis have heroes?” (RELATED: Jesse Ventura Wins Lawsuit Against Dead Navy SEAL’s Family)
VENTURA: A hero should have honor. A hero is not how many people you’ve killed. You know he’s obviously a great sniper. He’s obviously a great shot. He obviously did his job correctly. Alan let me fire this one at you: Do you think the Nazis have heroes?
COLMES: Well, obviously the Nazis were fighting for a cause we can’t condone.
VENTURA: Wait Wait Wait. When they invaded a country, when they invaded Poland, when they invaded France, and if a Nazi soldier killed a hundred people that had lived there, would he be classified a hero in Germany?
COLMES: But are you comparing what the Nazi mission was versus what our mission is in war as a country?
VENTURA: Well what I’m stating is we invaded Iraq, we were not asked in. We invaded a country, we overthrew its government, and then we killed people that lived there.
COLMES: Are we analogous to the Nazis?
VENTURA: Well, and the Communists, yeah.
Ventura and Kyle had a long and antagonistic relationship, after the sniper accused Ventura of saying in a bar that the Navy SEALS “deserved to lose a few” in Iraq. Ventura sued, continuing the lawsuit even after Kyle’s untimely death at the hands of a veteran he was trying to help, winning over a million dollars from Kyle’s widow.
[h/t Alan Colmes]