Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I think some of these cartoonists are losing their grip on reality. If he is an “innocent non-combatant” why is he wearing a shooting vest? Or is this Rall’s attempt at sarcasm? Maybe I’m missing the obvious. That can always happen.

  2. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 2 years ago

    Drones are evil and boots on the ground is the humane way to wage war unless the soldiers are women? (drone is in the window)
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    I must be missing the obvious also.
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  3. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, almost 2 years ago

    Ted’s been over to Afghanistan. Afghan traditional male dress is usually with a coat-like vest ; perhaps not so much a shooting vest but a more practical version of the traditional garb. Or it’s a shooting vest. Don’t Afghans hunt, too?

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 2 years ago

    I used to wear a shooting style vest when I was doing wildlife photography. Loved all of those pockets!

  5. Gary Kleppe

    Gary Kleppe said, almost 2 years ago

    @mickey1339

    So innocent people wouldn’t possibly need to carry weapons for self-defense? Is that what you’re saying here?

  6. mattro53

    mattro53 said, almost 2 years ago

    Would that we did not have male combat soldiers.

  7. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @mickey1339

    It’s not a “shooting vest.” In Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries where war and guns have been a fact of life, non-combatants often wear clothes influenced by military “fashion.” You see it here when civilians wear khakis or, when General Hospital was popular in the 1980s, scrubs.

  8. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Stipple

    Drones are cowardly and counterproductive. Drone operators have terrible to nonexistent intel about whom they are shooting. Drones send the message that American lives are precious but Pakistani lives are cheap.

    Also it’s hardly a victory for women to win the right to fight in illegal and unjust wars.

  9. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @mikefive

    Indeed, lots of journalists like them for the same reason.

  10. Gary Kleppe

    Gary Kleppe said, almost 2 years ago

    @HOWGOZIT

    Our government acting in our name routinely invades other countries and bombs innocent people to death, Howie. Some of us do view this as a problem.

  11. babka

    babka GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    now your mother wears combat boots Go, Ted!

  12. packratjohn

    packratjohn said, almost 2 years ago

    I saw it as a fishing vest. Maybe we’re gonna switch to catch and release?

  13. packratjohn

    packratjohn said, almost 2 years ago

    And…. i was wondering; are drone operators considered combatants?

  14. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 2 years ago

    @mattro53

    “Would that we did not have male combat soldiers.”

    Would that we did not have combat.

  15. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, almost 2 years ago

    Let’s compromise on this issue. Only female drones (yes, yes, insect “drones” are male) are allowed to kill foreigners. After all, who would know better how to break up a wedding than a woman?

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