Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. Ketira shena Pretarasedrin

    Ketira shena Pretarasedrin GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Does this cartoon make sense to anyone? Because it doesn’t make sense to me.

  2. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, over 2 years ago

    @Ketira shena Pretarasedrin

    asked “Does this cartoon make sense to anyone? Because it doesn’t make sense to me.”

    Just read the news on the latest elections in Burma where the just-recently-still-under-house-arrest Aung San Suu Kyi won some 40 “open” seats in Burma’s 664-seat parliament,. The military reserves 25% for itself, of course.
    Ted’s just comparing the US of A (in the last panel you can see Gitmo on a sign) with Burma.

  3. ScullyUFO

    ScullyUFO said, over 2 years ago

    Ketira:
    Ted’s message is subtle and multilayered. One layer: Americans believe they are free because they can go to Disneyland. Other posters feel free to identify more.

  4. eepatt

    eepatt said, over 2 years ago

    Hey Skippy! Some of the Gitmo prisoners were teenagers totally uninvolved in fighting when they were picked up and sold for bounty. they were not “terrorists” before they were shipped to Gitmo. I’ll bet they’d like to be terrorists now after being falsly imprisoned for all these years. Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfield sure did a good job when they invaded Afghanistan, didn’t they?

  5. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, over 2 years ago

    Is it just me, or has Rall been all over the place lately?

  6. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Under US law, everyone at Gitmo is innocent. None have been convicted, or even charged, in a court of law. The reason they haven’t been charged is that, according to the military, there isn’t much evidence (in many cases, none) that they have committed any crimes. They are political prisoners, pure and simple.

    The comparison is, it’s hard to imagine the US liberalizing to the extent that Burma has, allowing political prisoners such as those housed at Gitmo and other torture prisons to run and win political office.

  7. win

    win said, over 2 years ago

    @eepatt

    huzzah!

  8. win

    win said, over 2 years ago

    @Ted Rall

    and they’re still locked down, no? hope & change: gotta love it!

  9. MiepR

    MiepR said, over 2 years ago

    @skipcarlsen

    Guilty until proven innocent? If you were in jail, would you like to be seen that way?

  10. indieme

    indieme GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Democracy was thrown away with the so-called Patriot Act, don’tcha know?

  11. Anarcissie

    Anarcissie said, over 2 years ago

    It is my perhaps erroneous impression that the people in Gitmo are not even political prisoners. That is, many of them did not do anything at all to merit incarceration. Others may indeed be criminals in deed or intent, but there is no process in place for making a determination. It’s another crime against humanity; practice for the future, maybe.

  12. Ruff

    Ruff GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    A good toon should not need an explanation. It’s like the guy telling a long winded joke, then he forgets the punchline and tries to explain.

  13. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, over 2 years ago

    @Ketira shena Pretarasedrin

    Doesn’t make sense to me, even with the helpful comments that follow yours. The reference to Burma is clumsy at best, and would have worked better if there were such a thing as a political prisoner in the US and that prisoner was freed. The references to Gitmo and Disneyland make no sense at all.

  14. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, over 2 years ago

    @eepatt

    They did a good job when they invaded. It’s the handling of the aftermath that stinks.

  15. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, over 2 years ago

    So many of the observations, including Mr Rall’s, are clearly from people who have vast experience in a combat situation.
    And if I need to explain the relevence of that to you,you are one of them.

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