Jesse Ventura, punk or hero?
Ventura, a former Navy SEAL, won $1.8 million in a defamation lawsuit last year against the estate of the late Chris Kyle, the SEAL protagonist of the movie, which has sparked debate over whether snipers should be considered heroes. Ventura said Wednesday he won't see the film partly because Kyle is no hero to him.-http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2015/01/29/jesse-ventura-refuses-to-see-american-sniper-says-chris-kyle-is-no-hero/?intcmp=features
Jesse has been noted saying a many great foolish things in the lime light in the past decade. So, what makes it so hard to believe he would have mentioned what Chris Kyle wrote in the book about? I am sure that Jesse "the Governor/ the Body" Ventura has broken an ageless rule of never leave a Seal behind.
As Chris Kyle's death took his family and country by storm, Jesse seemed to take it in stride, by suing and getting both money and the lime light back on him. All the while, Mrs. Kyle has to deal with the downfall of "the Body" destroying her only hold on her husband through his memory. Instead of understanding the difficulties the Kyle family is struggling through at this time, Jesse decided to kick them while they're down.
The old Actor, Wrestler, and Body builder has taken pubic an issue of hero or not hero for a sniper and Seal who gave his time, effort and life for his country and military. Although, never once, did Chris mention that he thought 9-11 happened because of Iraqi's. However; he correctly mentioned that there were terrorist actions and potential terrorist moving into Iraq and if Jesse had gotten off his ass and done something for his country recently, he would had seen it for himself too. It was noticed by myself and all those who served, that their were a great many terrorist in that country.
Their is an age old saying in the military if someone is called and A-hole. It goes like this, "he may be an A-hole, but he is my A-hole". Perhaps Jesse forgot that. Now, I understand those who may say Kyle should not have written about Jesse in his book, but I would redirect with Kyle did so while Jesse was still alive to argue his side. When Chris died, Jesse should have dropped the issue publicly and behind the scenes to deal with the issue. I could not imagine Chris lying about Jesse, after all I could hear Jesse saying such things after having a drink or two while at a bar. He has always been extremely arrogant and thinks (out loud) that only his war was the right one to be a soldier in.
I am highly disappointed in Jesse and his actions towards the deceased Seal. He should have had the brotherly understanding to his family to not do any harm to the Kyle family after all they had to endure. Mrs. Kyle could have dealt with all these issues through her husbands publisher and had it stricken from the book, since Jesse is too sensitive to allow for his pride to be damaged like that, but instead he beat down a woman and her family while she was grieving. Good job Jesse, did you learn that in the military or the Government you served in?