Ted Turner Clarifies Remarks Made to CNN’s Piers Morgan

Some websites and political pundits recently picked up remarks that Ted Turner made as a guest on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight last week. Ted Turner just posted this note in which he clarifies those remarks.

During my recent interview on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, I inadvertently used the word “good” when asked for my thoughts on the increasing rate of suicide among U.S. military soldiers in the Middle East. It was certainly not my intent to imply that suicide is “good.” Rather, I was implying that it is good that the public is more aware of these tragedies and is more averse to war and war-related fatalities.

My message has always been one of peace, I believe that we’re born programmed to love and help each other, not to kill or hurt each other.  I strongly support our U.S. troops and would never intentionally say anything to harm the brave men and women serving our country, and I deeply apologize for any misunderstanding caused by this comment.

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