Ted Rall by Ted Rall

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  1. Lavocat

    Lavocat said, almost 5 years ago

    Ding, ding, ding, ding!

    We have a winner! Bull’s eye, Ted. Bull’s eye!

  2. tpenna

    tpenna said, almost 5 years ago

    You know, frequently I think Rall crosses a line of taste for no good reason. But this one does a good job of showing where the utilitarian argument that “Waterboarding works” ultimately gets us. Well done, Rall.

  3. mattro53

    mattro53 said, almost 5 years ago

    Rall gets right to the heart of the matter-again.

  4. cdward

    cdward said, almost 5 years ago

    The heart of the matter is right – Rall does a great job here. But it makes me wonder which of these techniques we’ve already employed.

  5. lcbiii

    lcbiii said, almost 5 years ago

    We do know that the jihadists have practiced amputation and decapitation up to this point.

  6. lifeofB

    lifeofB said, almost 5 years ago

    if you can’t beat them, join ‘em… right, Ichbiii ?

  7. Bill_Clay

    Bill_Clay said, almost 5 years ago

    “We do know that the jihadists have practiced amputation and decapitation up to this point.”

    So let’s become what we’re fighting against? We’ve lost the War on Terror when we become a Terrorist State ourselves.

  8. Pete Rogan

    Pete Rogan GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    When we joined the War Of Terror, the distinction between ‘terrorist’ and ‘non-terrorist’ state disappeared. Torture became not merely an option, but an essential tool in making the world think we were reckless, horrific, irresponsible and more dangerous than the Bomb. After all, a nuclear weapon doesn’t sever your adductor muscles so you can’t close your legs to protect your genitals.

    The majority of Americans believe now that torture produces good results, and wants more because that is how the world knows to fear us. Americans don’t want the world’s respect any more; they want its fear and repulsion. Maybe that’ll keep the pesky Mexicans out.

    The real issue is for us to now realize, as Daniel Ellsberg said when he revealed the Pentagon’s plan to bomb Cambodia to terrorize them not to support the Viet Cong, that we haven’t joined the bad guys. We ARE the bad guys.

  9. Lavocat

    Lavocat said, almost 5 years ago

    We’re Americans which means, by definition, that we are incapable of acting illegally and - when we inevitably do so - it becomes legal.

    Wow. I foolishly spent all that time and money on law school for nothing, apparently.

  10. audieholland

    audieholland said, almost 5 years ago

    Well, most Americans do not torture or kill people in far away countries. That’s up to the ‘intelligence and special forces’ and some of the armed forces of America.

    The thing is, what most Americans do think about rape and torture by a select few American operatives, does not matter at all.

    Because the US of A is not a free country and murder, torture and mass destruction have always been instruments of American foreign policy whether the common American citizen approved of it or not.

    School of the Americas, for instance. Sponsoring the Contras to terrorize Nicaraguan civilians, another example. Supporting Pinochet’s coup in Chile in the 70s.

    Dropping more tons of bombs over Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia than were dropped in the entire 2nd World War.

  11. Pete Rogan

    Pete Rogan GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    Fennec, I know people who think the US Constitution is not only leftist but unrealistic. After all, it talks about all people being equal. It doesn’t take n!ggers into account a-tall.

    A realist American, I suppose, would be one who understands that skin color determines morality, that f@gs, libs, Dems and Jews are the agents of Satan or worse, and that the purpose of America is to be the knife of Christ slashing the throat of Islam.

    Go read Frank Turek’s blog, and then tell me what you believe. You’re about to be consumed by the fires of Jesus, my friend. Read all about it:

    http://www.sodahead.com/question/378623/obamas-administration-burns-soldiers-bibles-athiests-and-muslims-want-soldiers-court-martialed-for-praying-in-jesus-name-is-this-ok-with-you/

  12. sfiller

    sfiller said, almost 5 years ago

    NPR: “enhanced interrogation techniques” NYT “harsh”; “waterboarding” as in “snowboarding,” “surfboarding,” “skateboarding”

  13. sfiller

    sfiller said, almost 5 years ago

    Progan1 says to Fennec that “the US Constitution … talks about all people being equal,” and the Fourteenth Amendment does provide equal protection of the laws, I think, but we tend to confuse the Constitution with the Declaration. The Fourteenth makese ex-slaves citizens and does other neat stuff. Louis Filler used to have a T/F quiz item that started, “With its declaration that all men are created equal, the Constitution established a basis,” etc.

  14. daza22

    daza22 said, almost 5 years ago

    @Bill_Clay

    “We lost the War on Terror when we became a Terrorist State ourselves.”

    FTFY

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