Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago

    I’m not sure of why the Bureau of Prisons would not allow this man his prostheses (weapons?). If Mr. Rall is attempting to generate sympathy for this man because we are supposed to be a civilized country, then count me uncivilized.

  2. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Agree with GreggW- Change it to Radical Right and you have the Bush rationale for Afghanistan (after we beat the Taliban), Iraq and Guantanamo.

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago

    Compassion makes my stomach turn at the thought of a disabled person being kept from a needed tool. Realism makes my mind recognize the threat to guards and other prisoners a steel hook can be, not to mention how the non metal parts of it might be used to conceal things or even to be used as a club. Anger at the evil he and his allies have done to our nation….well…I’m just glad I’m not the one to make these decisions.
    I’m sorry the USA abandoned Afghanistan after helping the tribes there drive out the Soviets. We had a positive foothold there and walked away allowing the Taliban to come in and lay the foundation for the house Al Qayadah used to do their plotting against us.
    That doesn’t excuse him. A Soofi cleric from the 15th century is said to have written, Jihad cannot be fought against others. He was saying we cannot fight the evil in others and must address the spiritual war within ourselves. That conflict occurs when we wonder if the ends will justify the means, and words, we use.
    The God of Abraham is the God of Christians, Jews, and Muslims. This man’s life on earth will never know freedom and the only joy he’ll ever have is the bitter fruit harvested by his allies. Then, if my hypothesis is correct, he will face his judge. I think he will be surprised, and shamed.
    Before my atheist friends get offended, if my hypothesis is wrong, he’ll still have no freedom, no joy, no family, and will lie forgotten and lost in a lonely grave, but uncaring and at ‘peace’. I prefer to believe in a loving Creator who judges us by the simple question, “Did we love our neighbors as much as we loved ourselves.”.
    Respectfully,
    C.
    .

  4. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 2 years ago

    How does one wipe himself with metal hooks anyway? Put a bidet in his cell, problem solved. But then Daryl Issa would hold hearings why a terrorist gets a bidet…

  5. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, over 2 years ago

    @edinbaltimore

    How old were you on 9/11?

  6. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, over 2 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Actually, drop the Muslims and you would be right. As for abandoning the people in Afghanistan after driving out the Russians, remember the liberals and democrats insisted on it.

  7. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, over 2 years ago

    Another ignorant liberal who never read the Geneva Conventions. Do so and understand why your statement makes no sense.

  8. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago

    @zoidknight

    It was a bipartisan decision. The goal of seeing the Soviet Union endure in Afghanistan what we’d endured in Vietnam had been met and we turned our attention elsewhere, until the Taliban made us look that way once more.
    Thank you for the reply,
    C.

  9. babka

    babka GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    the framed yellow support-our-troops ribbon on the wall says so much. closed “trials” say so much. like Israel, we are becoming what we claim to despise.

  10. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    “It was a bipartisan decision. The goal of seeing the Soviet Union endure in Afghanistan what we’d endured in Vietnam”

    Yeah, and screw all the innocent civilians that get caught in the middle. They don’t matter anyway.

  11. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I was 50 on 9/11. And I DO remember! But blind pursuit of goals, complete with the lies that were purposely given, and the demonizing of anyone who dared question the rationale, is why we’re still arguing about Afghanistan 11 years later. By the way, how about the Romney supporter with the “Put the White Back in the White House” T-shirt? Even more demonizing.

  12. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Mhic Dhu Ghaill

    Replace those prosthesis! I say! Cheerleader pom-poms anyone?

  13. Anarcissie

    Anarcissie said, over 2 years ago

    I was 61 on 9/11. What’s more, I was there — I worked in a neighboring building. I had been long wondering when the fondness of the American ruling class for meddling violently in other countries would have some blowback, so I wasn’t exactly surprised. What did surprise me was not the physical terrorism of the attack, as the way in which people, especially right-wingers, turned them and the site (‘Ground Zero’) into a major ongoing political circus to justify continuing the very activities which had provoked the terrorism in the first place. The circus continues today with this nasty little story and the nasty rightwing commentaries on it.

  14. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Anarcissie

    America doesn’t seem to realize it has been had by its own industrialized military complex,big oil, and big business representatives, consisting of the Congress and the new Conservative Supreme Court

  15. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 2 years ago

    There aren’t any little schoolgirls within hookreach, so they should probably just give him his hooks back so he can continue to wipe his ass.

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