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Jesse Ventura on Chris Kyle: ‘Do You Think the Nazis Have Heroes?’

Former Minnesota governor and pro wrestler Jesse Ventura took a vicious swipe at Chris Kyle on Tuesday, comparing the deceased SEAL sniper to a Nazi soldier in World War II.

Ventura spoke Tuesday evening on “The Alan Colmes Show,” blasting those calling Kyle a “hero” in the wake of the hit film American Sniper and calling him the tool of a war-mongering United States in Iraq.

“A hero should have honor,” he said. “A hero is not how many people you’ve killed. You know he was 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?”

“When they invaded a country,” Ventura continued, ”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?”

“But are you comparing what the Nazi mission was versus what our mission is in war as a country?” Colmes asked. “Are we analogous to the Nazis?”

“Well, and the Communists, yeah,” Ventura said.

There’s no love lost between Ventura and the late Navy sniper, with the former governor successfully suing his widow over Kyle’s claim that Ventura wished for the deaths of Navy SEALs in Iraq.


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