Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years ago

    Another excellent role reversal, like in Lysistrata. Will it help? No, folks will feel offended and outraged instead of taking on board this satire. They aren’t like that, they’re the fine, moral upstanding citizens of the world. They have niceness on their side. And will miss the bloody point.

    So, why oh why, do they hate us?

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 2 years ago

    Mr Rall doesn’t seem to realise that, under International Law, the US has every legal and moral right to use drones against any nation that cannot retaliate. The US can deploy drones anywhere in the world, and has every right to do so, except in Russia, China, France, Britain, and maybe India. The president of the US has every right to kill whomever he wishes wherever he wishes, unless the nation where that person is residing has nukes, and the ability to get them to the US, and the determination to protect the person the US president orders killed (note that most nuclear powers strongly supported the Bush, Jr administration in its policy of arresting people and subjecting them to ‘enhanced interrogation’, so they probably would not object if the US felt it necessary to use drones to kill a few people inside their borders, but if they have nukes and the ability to get those nukes to the US, the president should ask politely BEFORE droning, just as Bush, Jr always said ‘please’ before sending agents to arrest people for ‘enhanced interrogation’).

    It is completely illegal and immoral for Pakistan to do anything against the US, since the US could and would respond by hanging all of Pakistan’s leaders and carpet bombing all their cities and villages.

    Of course, Iraq didn’t do anything, and the US still hanged their leader and carpet bombed their cities and villages. But the US has that right, because it’s the strongest nation on earth, and that’s why the US must see that most of the government budget goes to the military so it will remain the strongest nation on earth, and thereby have the legal and moral right to kill anyone the president wishes any time, any place, for any reason or for no reason. It’s a great right, and that right only accrues to the nation that is the strongest! So stop squandering all that money on elderly hypochondriacs, and give all of Social Security and Medicare to the US military, so the US can preserve the essential right to kill anyone, any time, anywhere for the preservation of freedom, liberty, and democracy!

    Anyone who says otherwise is unAmerican and should be droned.

  3. wcorvi

    wcorvi said, over 2 years ago

    @Michael wme

    That’s why we WROTE the International Law. Unfortunately, they won’t obey it. Kind of like we did with the Brits in 1776.

  4. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years ago

    I suspect Anwar al-Awlaki’s extrajudicial execution, despite being American, made no impact on Americans because he isn’t named John. Or even Andrew. Anwar…Andrew…Anwar meh, shoot the bugger.

  5. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Every time Pakistan uses a drone to blow up an American on American soil it makes more Americans join the jihad against Pakistan.

  6. Mark

    Mark said, over 2 years ago

    They hate us because we’re killing them you stupid twit.

  7. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, over 2 years ago

    Dubya’s BS line…they hate us because of our military presence there. I’d rather not spend my tax money so we can play with our toy soldiers in the sandbox.

  8. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 2 years ago

    @omQ R

    A reference to Lysistrata? You warm my heart!!

  9. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, over 2 years ago

    That message ain’t “hidden”. Rall can be subtle and sophisticated, but here he hits us between the eyes with a 2X4.

  10. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Really? How can you still believe that? As Osama bin Laden said, if they hated our freedoms and dissolute Western values, they’d be attacking Holland like nobody’s business. And yet…why aren’t they? It’s not like the US is even close to being the freedomest country on the planet.

  11. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 2 years ago

    @Ted Rall

    Mr. Rall,
    As long as the top capitalists have as much freedom as possible, it means the rest of us do as well. They told us so, so it must be true.

  12. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    As long as you keep buying stuff you don’t need.

  13. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Ted Rall

    You forget about Theo van Gogh?

    There are small numbers of Muslims who are violently, extremely conservative. Idiots like lma assume they represent mainstream Muslim thinking, just like idiot Muslims think Terry Jones represents most Americans.

    What many of the commenters here just don’t get, is that Bin Laden did not turn on the US until we decided to leave troops stationed in Arabia after Gulf War I. They don’t seem to be able to understand that we would not like having foreign troops stationed in our country. Global terrorism is fueled by interference, not religion. The countries that use military means to force their will on others are the ones that get attacked. Northern Ireland, Chechnya & the Kashmir make that obvious.

    We should support progressive, moderate Muslims on causes like women’s rights, education & employment. Occupying countries is a stupid way to do this.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    Americans Crusade, Islamics jihad. And unlike Crusading, Jihad isn’t automatically violent.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    No that is the lie told us. It is the fact that the USA and NATO have been killing their citizens. Man, woman and child. Whole families wiped out with our weapons. That is why.

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