Ted Turner’s Take on Iran, Pandas, Nudgy Publicists
Posted on Sep 21, 2007
Ever wonder what Ted Turner might be thinking about, say, Mideast politics, or how to squeak by on just “a couple billion” dollars? How about bunnies? If so, you’re in luck—this GQ interview with the ever-rowdy media mogul has it all, along with a rather startling spat with his publicist captured on the record.
GQ via The Huffington Post:
The Iranians don’t intimidate! They’re like the Vietnamese and the Iraqis. You want to start a war with them? They’ll still be fighting in fifty years! They believe if they die in warfare, they get forty virgins in heaven. The Christians don’t get that! We have more incentive to live, because we don’t know what we’re getting, you know? Our idea of heaven is lots of hymns, and theirs is lots of sex! The risk-reward thing is skewed the wrong way.
AP Photo / Ric Feld