Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. SuperGriz

    SuperGriz said, over 6 years ago

    It’s time for the troops to come home.

  2. comyics

    comyics said, over 6 years ago

    Well Im not clicking any links senorbullwinkle posts on his comments. Including that one.

  3. W(ar).Crime

    W(ar).Crime said, over 6 years ago

    You know Church if Canada invaded the U.S. I’d bet my bottom dollar you’d take up arms against the Canucks. That is, of course, if you aren’t chicken and immigrate to Mexico.

  4. 4uk4ata

    4uk4ata said, over 6 years ago

    Embedded, church? I rather doubt Reuters are that close to insurgents, despite what Fox may say about them. Sure, they took a risk by getting near to make pictures, but that’s what journalists do. It’s not like they were shouldering weapons or firing. I guess you’d be cool with it if the Taleban bombed a US base and killed a couple of cafeteria staff?

    The guys were obviously at the wrong place in the wrong time. Someone made a mistake or didn’t care. Same as the guys in the van. Sure, it was possible they could be insurgents (as could anyone). They happened to not be.

  5. HabaneroBuck

    HabaneroBuck said, over 6 years ago

    But stupid strips like this ignore the reality of the war to make pointless “points”. The reality? The American military is so overwhelming politically correct these days that they didn’t even get rid of a clear jihadist in their midst down in Fort Hood, TX. The military is putting up regulations ALL THE TIME about what circumstances must exist for our soldiers to engage the enemy. If soldiers just randomly kill civilians and journalists like this strip is claiming, they would be put up on charges the day before yesterday.

  6. Patrick JB Flynn

    Patrick JB Flynn said, over 6 years ago

    Kill all you can kill, join the US Murder Corp.

  7. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    I heard about the video and I opened it but I closed it before I saw anything violent. I’m horrendously squeamish and knowing it’s “real violence” and not movie violence (which I still don’t do well with) made it worse. I only know about it, thus far, though, cause the owner of WikiLeaks was on the Colbert Report.

  8. zekedog55

    zekedog55 GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    “Onward Christian Soldiers”…..

    Any attempt to defend “W’s and Dick’s atrocity is madness.

  9. mattro53

    mattro53 said, over 6 years ago

    The scary thing about this is that it is not a case of rogue soldiers, it is policy. The wing nut sound bite 2 posts above about the military being politically correct is absolutely ridiculous. Too many wing nuts want the military to shoot first at a brown person who talks funny and worships the wrong imaginary strict daddy in the sky, and then not bother to ask questions later.

  10. sirromsirrom

    sirromsirrom said, over 6 years ago

    I got dem ol’ Vietnam blues again, mama.

  11. 4uk4ata

    4uk4ata said, over 6 years ago

    “heard about the video and I opened it but I closed it before I saw anything violent. I’m horrendously squeamish and knowing it’s “real violence” and not movie violence (which I still don’t do well with) made it worse.”

    There’s little in it that is visually shocking, Jade. It’s black and white, grainy footage with small figures. Figures are moving, shots, dust, figures no longer moving. It’s all in the meaning. You have seen more blood and gore in a meat shop.

    “The military is putting up regulations ALL THE TIME about what circumstances must exist for our soldiers to engage the enemy.”

    Regulations may exist, the problem is if they mean much in practice. I’m pretty sure the military had regulations against, say, the stuff that happened in Abu Ghraib.

    Not to mention the part I saw had 1 figure that I think had an AK, a few had something on their backs that was supposedly intepreted as a RPG, then at some point it was reported there were several Kalashnikovs…

  12. Virgil Kemp

    Virgil Kemp GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    why aren’t you doing something about this!!!

  13. Cynthia

    Cynthia GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    If we had a reason to go there in the first place maybe people wouldn’t be so outraged by this. Then, they would accept war for what it is.

  14. Machado

    Machado GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    ^ if you blow up the footage in your pc you can clearly see AK47s and even a terrorist carrying a grenade launcher, they were setting up for an ambush of an American convoy during a bloody battle for the city at the height of the conflict, you can clearly see a terrorist on the ground peaking thru the corner waiting for the convoy. (use the PAUSE button)

    Photographers were there to record the exclusive action and knew the risk, at the very least they should’ve been wearing vests with PRESS credentials markings… it’s regrettable they got cough in the crossfire, and even more painful for me to see how they got the worse of the shooting, but this is war, and reporters have been killed in battles since this type of reporting began.

    I.E.Most reporters during WWII -D-DAY’s landing were killed, and the footage lost, that’s why you always see the same marine reaching land, most of this battle’s footage was collected from the camera of dead reporters……

    The civilians in the Van made the terrible mistake of driving into a HOT ZONE full of bodies, at the very least they should’ve been waving white flags or t-shirts in the air, especially with kids in the van…

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    A different video shown a few weeks ago from a Predator drone showed IR target selection, then GROUND troops under new rules of engagement radioed that the “combatants with a heavy weapon” the IR showed were actually four kids collecting firewood. Nobody got killed under the new rules.

    In a past life, using long rifle, our targets were clearly ID’d before we pulled. In one incident in a helicopter it felt good to return fire coming from a hootch, until the source stopped. What did NOT feel good was finding out there were only 2 “hostiles” and 9 “civilians under duress” in the same hooch- all were killed.

    War sucks. Those who start them without cause, remorse, or the intellect to understand what it is, or glorify it, suck worse.

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