Ted Rall by Ted Rall

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    HUMPHRIES said, over 7 years ago

    Rall really understands the situation … yeah right.

  2. believecommonsense

    believecommonsense said, over 7 years ago

    whoa, this is a bitter toon


    HUMPHRIES said, over 7 years ago

    Screwed, don’t think so. BCS, yes over reactive but you’d be amazed at the amount of servicemen who are non US citizen.

  4. OtisIzaltumuch

    OtisIzaltumuch said, over 7 years ago

    Historical footnote: In World War I, many recruits from the French countryside spoke only local patois, not French, and literally did not understand their officers orders (per Graham Robb in “The Discovery of France”). Of course they all got slaughtered anyway, regardless of their language skills - c’est la guerre!

  5. Cynthia

    Cynthia GoComics PRO Member said, over 7 years ago

    ^There are local patois in french, variations of the same language but the vast majority of those who speak it can also understand regular french. I’m not even from France, I’m from Atlantic Canada (Acadian) so I spoke acadian french as a kid but even back then I could very well understand regular french like you guys can understand UK english. At most, you will chuckle at that weird, foreign accent but you get the idea.

  6. believecommonsense

    believecommonsense said, over 7 years ago

    so Humphs, Rall is saying he’s against recruiting foreigners to the services in return for citizenship because why? and your opinion is? I’m genuinely interested because when I read about this, I thought it was a good idea, but I’ve never served in the military and genuinely want thoughtful opinions from those who have …

  7. Lavocat

    Lavocat said, over 7 years ago

    Life as farce.

    I see that the American empire is taking yet another page from the Roman empire.

    In a way, it’s like an uber-Reality TV show: “Who Wants To Run The Gauntlet To Become An American Citizen (With PTSD)!?”


    HUMPHRIES said, over 7 years ago

    fennec, served with several soldiers in RVN who were taking the service/citizenship route. There were some that indeed reduced their waiting time. We even had a swearing in ceremony for a couple of soldiers in the unit next to mine. … PS Also know of a couple of these soldiers who paid the ultimate price and then citizenship waiting time became a non issue.

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