In the interview with The Times, he said that democracy has not done much good to many countries before supporting his claims with the controversies. He said "Terrible to say this I suppose, but apart from the fact that Hitler got taken away and persuaded to do things that I have no idea whether he wanted to do or not, he was in the way that he could command a lot of people able to get things done,"
Ecclestone, whose main interests are in motorsports truly do not have any business talking about politics and the world affairs in such a context and sounded more like a grumpy old man. He hit out at Britain in according the Americans to outlaw and capture Saddam Hussein as well as the Taliban claiming that "he (Saddam) was the only one who could control that country".
Perhaps it is to show his support for Max Mosley, who was recently called a dictator, and being linked with the world’s most brutal dictators might not be the most favaourble situation to be in. Ecclestone added that "I like people who make up their minds. If you have to keep referring to your grandmother before you do anything I think that's dumb. I make decisions, sometimes wrong, sometimes right — so long as you get more things right than wrong then that's ok,"
Ecclestone had been involved in controversies for a while now. Even in light of Mosley’s exposing of his sadomasochistic sex with prostitutes, Ecclestone seemed to be supportive claiming that "people can do what they like" while had his take on women racing drivers that "they might take maternity leave". One of his famous lines includes hitting out at Tony Blair to have "probably told a lot of lies".