Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. Mark

    Mark said, over 2 years ago

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

  2. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 2 years ago

    Nicely done.

  3. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, over 2 years ago

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

  4. beenthere240

    beenthere240 said, over 2 years 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.

  5. emptc12

    emptc12 said, over 2 years ago

    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.”

  6. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, over 2 years ago

    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.

  7. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, over 2 years ago

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

  8. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, over 2 years 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.

  9. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    What the hell does Haiti have to do with this? We “invaded” and “droned” after their disaster? That’s a damn poor country, ruled forever by damn fascist style dictators, who allowed the people, because they wanted to keep them poor, to damn near defoliate their half of the island.
    The Dominican Republic wants nothing to do with Haiti.

  10. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, over 2 years ago

    C’mon N-G. Be serious

  11. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, over 2 years ago

    Didn’t forget. Just irrelevant here.

  12. The Vicar

    The Vicar said, over 2 years ago

    @CCNJ’s say the sky is falling:

    Funny about that; Saddam was America’s ally until the Iraq war. When they discovered that Kuwait was drilling diagonally under the border to steal oil from Iraq’s reserves, Saddam asked the U.S. if it would be okay to invade to put a stop to that. The U.S. said yes — and then turned around and launched a massive attack against Iraq after they invaded Kuwait, and suddenly Saddam was this terrible horrible guy who we had always hated, etc. etc. etc.

  13. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, over 2 years ago

    Rall discusses in detail here:

  14. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, over 2 years ago


    You confirm that Iraq was indeed mentioned – by reference. The cartoon has to be considered as a whole and not dissected at one’s pleasure. It’s title on rall.com is “Sovereignty” – not “Invasion”! :)

  15. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, over 2 years ago

    @Donald Williams

    You are absolutely right. Has nothing to do with invasion Silly me. Just because the first word used is “invadng”, doesn’t mean the cartoon has anything to do with “invading”.

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