Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    We have to torture people so they won’t torture us… according to the tortured logic of the CIA.

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 1 year ago

    @Molon Labe

    You’re absolutely right: this is War.


    Had Bush, jr called for a police action, police are expected to ‘protect and serve’, to find the guilty and produce proof of their guilt to be examined in open court, and to protect the innocent, and everyone is considered innocent until proven guilty.


    But in War, it’s kill the enemy. Dresden had no military significance, but the US and the UK first bombed (to create lots of flammable rubble) and then fire-bombed Dresden, killing almost everyone in the city. (There were a few POWs in a slaughterhouse that survived. The US always claimed it only targeted militarily signficant sites, but one of those POWs blabbed in ‘69.)


    And the War on Terror has no boundaries, so everyone, everywhere is a legitimate target for any reason or for no reason. And this is OK, because this is War.


    And it is absolutey essential to keep all the prisoners in Guantánamo and subject them to enhanced interrogation, because our first aim MUST be to make sure the current president (whoever that might be) isn’t embarrassed in case a released prisoner attempts to exact revenge for his imprisonment and ‘enhanced interrogation’.


    We cannot use the obsolete, 20th century definitions of Truth or Justice in the 21st century.


    And only the loony left and the loony right think otherwise.

  3. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Of course, according to Dr. Evil, and mini-me shrub, the U.S. NEVER tortured anyone, even in the CIA gulags.
    Yeah. Right.

  4. Remnant

    Remnant said, about 1 year ago

    Will Obama get another Nobel Peace prize?

  5. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 1 year ago

    Could be worse for them… They could be on the other side of the fence in a Cuban prison…

  6. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, about 1 year ago

    @Enoki

    Tell us just how it could be worse.

  7. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 1 year ago

    Remember, the U.S. are the GOOD GUYS, and the GOOD GUYS only do bad things to BAD GUYS. So if the U.S. did something bad to you, then you are a BAD GUY, and therefore not human and undeserving of human rights.

  8. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Torture, the gift that keeps giving. http://www.linksapien.com/s/science/study-finds-torture-permanently-alters-how-the-body-perceives-and-regulates-pain

  9. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, about 1 year ago

    Doesn’t anyone else find the idea of a government having absolute control of memories unsettling?

  10. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Molon Labe

    I’m old enough to remember when the US sent civilian aid agencies to foreign disaster zones. So are a lot of foreigners. Why do we militarize disaster relief? Because it’s an opportunity to take over a country while it’s weak. For example: Haiti. Thus: why some people are suspicious of US disaster relief, especially when it’s delivered by the military.

  11. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @jrmerm

    Well, I do.

  12. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 1 year ago

    @Adrian Snare

    I’m not making excuses but rather just an observation. I can always be worse.

  13. MiepR

    MiepR said, about 1 year ago

    @Enoki

    Actually, you’re trying to make the argument that torture victims are lucky because of whom they are being tortured by.

  14. MiepR

    MiepR said, about 1 year ago

    @Ted Rall

    ‘Aid did some good and saved some lives early on but ultimately led to more division, more cynicism and made the mercantile class even richer,’ says Mark Schuller, a  U.S. anthropologist who teaches in Haiti. ‘In the end the way the aid was delivered, the lack of co-ordination and the lack of respect for the Haitian people did more harm than good. It would have been better if they had not come.’

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2092425/Haiti-earthquake-How-donated-billions-INCREASED-poverty-corruption.html

  15. Jase99

    Jase99 said, about 1 year ago

    Actually, I recall Obama trying to close several years ago. It was in the news at the time that no state would accept the prisoners.

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