Piers Morgan Pines for '30 Years' of Bill Clinton as President, or as British PM
In a pre-recorded interview with former President Bill Clinton aired on Tuesday's Piers Morgan Tonight, CNN host Morgan fawned over the former Democratic President and complained about the "God damned Twenty-Second Amendment" as he suggested that Clinton should be President "for the next 30 years."
He then invited Clinton to run for Prime Minister of Great Britain if the law were changed to allow it.
A bit earlier, as the two discussed the possibility of an Iran with nuclear weapons, the CNN host also brought up the ludicrous argument by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that, if the U.S. and Israel can have nuclear weapons, then Iran should be "permitted" as well.
Morgan also fretted that war with Iran might end with the revelation that Ahmadinejad was telling the truth about not trying to build nuclear weapons and wondered "can the world risk another flawed military action."
Below is a transcript of the relevant questions from the Tuesday, September 25, Piers Morgan Tonight on CNN:
His argument is: "Look, why should America be allowed nuclear weapons? Why should Israel, who've never admitted they have them, why should they be permitted to have them? Why should many countries be allowed nuclear weapons and not Iran?"
People will say this is very reminiscent of Iraq. You have a bad guy who was believed to be in the process of either developing or has WMD. We know what happened with Iraq, that that intelligence was flawed. Can America, can the world risk another flawed military action if it turns out Ahmadinejad is actually telling the truth?
People see you putting on this event, they heard you at the convention make a barn-storming speech, an incredible speech. [CLIP OF CLINTON SPEECH] I was there. You electrified the place. And they all say, "Why do we have this God damned Twenty-Second Amendment? Why couldn't Bill Clinton just run again and be President for the next 30 years?"
We're trying to change the rules in Britain, actually, because if you can't be President again here, we'd quite like for you to be Prime Minister in our country. Are you available if it comes to it, if I get this through?
-- Brad Wilmouth is a news analyst at the Media Research Center