Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 10 months ago

    The US has never invaded another nation. The US has only liberated nations from oppression. Every single time the US has gone in, welcomed by all the citizens of the nation, they have brought nothing but peace, freedom, and prosperity.


    Today, people are fighting to get into Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, and all the other nations the US liberated and made among the world’s most free, most prosperous nations.


    But those America-haters all lie and claim that the nations the US liberated are worse off. Not one single New York Times columnist will ever say that any of the nations liberated by the US are anything but paradises of freedom and prosperity, and every patriotic American will believe the New York Times.

  2. Mark

    Mark said, 10 months ago

    Not only risky, but silly. It was a funny approach ten years ago…

  3. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 10 months ago

    Nicely done.

  4. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, 10 months ago

    @zibblezoop

    z2: actually this is pretty efffective sarcasm. Not overplayed, and with just the right touch of realistic insanity.

  5. beenthere240

    beenthere240 GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    The US is also skilled in helping countries write their constitutions. And we don’t charge much either. For example, we only got Gitmo when we helped Cuba.

  6. emptc12

    emptc12 said, 10 months ago

    @Michael wme

    A Word to the Wise Guy: Better lay off the subtle satire for a while lest you end up like Howard W. Campbell Jr. in MOTHER NIGHT, by Kurt Vonnegut. You might become the spokesperson of some crackpot movement that believes what you’re saying and then acts accordingly. “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”

  7. Gregory Kruse

    Gregory Kruse GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    How nice of you to not mention Iraq.

  8. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, 10 months ago

    @GreggW

    Not mentioning Iraq helps Rall’s credibility and effectiveness. Saddam actually was fool enough to give Bush 3 solid reasons for invading: (1) gross lack of cooperation with the inspectors, (2) disregard for the embargo restrictions, (3) firing surface to air missiles at US abd British aircraft. All of these violations provided adequate justification for the commencement of hostilities.

  9. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, 10 months ago

    @GreggW

    and
    jrmerm
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    What do you guys think Rall meant with “… carry-over wars from previous presidents….”?

  10. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, 10 months ago

    @Donald Williams

    Rall means as a minumum Iraq and Afghanistan, and perhaps the hard to define “Global War on Terror”. But you have o differentiate between the invasion of these places (what the cartoon actually deals with) and the conduct of the “wars”. There were actually two wars in Iraq: one short to oust Saddam and on long attempting to do whatever it was supposed to do. The first was a great success and the second a failure. Likewise Afghnaistan: one to oust the Taliban from power and the one for whatever.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 10 months ago

    @Michael wme

    “Liberating” is what all attacking countries do.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 10 months ago

    @CCNJ's say the sky is falling

    All those invading countries and the Drug War have made Afghanistan a “hell on Earth” for those who live there.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 10 months ago

    @jrmerm

    1) Iraq let inspectors in, it was the USA that told them to leave, not Saddam.
    2) The embargo was killing Iraq, all told 525,000 children died alone from it between 1993-2003.
    3) Please out line where Iraq fired SAMs without provocation?

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 10 months ago

    @jrmerm

    GWOT means any military action any where the Pentagon and President wants. Including use of Drones to kill Americans without trial.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 10 months ago

    @CCNJ's say the sky is falling

    Not so funny considering what the USA, and its allies, did to Iraq Since 1990. Killed upwards of 4 million people and started all kinds of wild and crazy terrorist groups that didn’t exist before then even under Saddam.
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    Here is a clue, they ain’t laughing.

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