Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. Kris Jackson

    Kris Jackson said, 3 months ago

    I’ve never seen anything as impressive as the stampede to war in 2002-2003. Everyone, everywhere was all “Rah! Rah! Rah!” to attack Iraq. Anyone who thought it was a bad idea was shouted down. Even today, if I say anything like, “I was right to oppose the war,” people question my patriotism.

  2. opednance

    opednance said, 3 months ago

    @Kris Jackson

    When I said we shouldn’t go to war in Iraq, a friend of mine said “so then you’re anti-America” – it scared the heck out of me.
    I had never thought of peace as being an extreme POV.

  3. emptc12

    emptc12 said, 3 months ago

    Yeah, I remember editorial cartoons from that time tacked up on company bulletin boards of the American Eagle sharpening its talons, and Uncle Sam rolling up his sleeves in response to the terrorists’ challenge. And remember Freedom Fries and Freedom Toast? How dare the French hesitate to follow us?
    .
    Talk, talk, talk. I don’t watch the political talk shows as much. Now that the commentators are my age or younger I see them for what they usually are — political egotists flexing their verbal muscles at each other. Reminds me of dominance displays in lizards and birds.

  4. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 3 months ago

    War is profitable and it is just a question of getting the people to go along with it. So far it tends to work. D or R or even I will be fooled into it unless they shake off the war or more war paradigm we are fed as the only “choices.”

  5. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, 3 months ago

    As a lifelong gamer it sort of pains me to say this, but it seems that some of our leaders now treat war as though it’s a video game. “Send in the boys in uniform, shoot everyone that doesn’t look like us, kill the boss and then we win and everything is great forever.”

    And if something does go wrong after, well… we’ll never run out of bombs or young people to send “over there”, right?

  6. Beau Nobo

    Beau Nobo said, 3 months ago

    I could not believe how the dems got behind the lies of the Bush admin after 911. The herd panicked and lost all critical decision making.

  7. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 3 months ago

    Anyone who is against the US sending a few million troops armed with tactical nukes to free the Ukraine from Putin’s tyranny and save the MENA from the IS is an isolationist who is worse than Hoover and Chamberlain put together.


    The media don’t present rabid nutcases who favour America’s rolling over and letting all those vicious goatherds armed with cruel crooks and sinister staffs march into America and impose their Sharia Law, while Putin marches in and makes everyone eat beet soup. NO! The media only present the reasonable, responsible analysts who know we need WAR, and need it NOW, NOW, NOW just to keep the world safe for Democracy and all the decent American plutocrats.

  8. jackson49

    jackson49 said, 3 months ago

    CFR
    decides
    topics
    &“guests”.

  9. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 3 months ago

    @Thomas Thieme

    “Remember when there was a draft? And then a draft lottery? And then “I support our troops.”? And then we didn’t?”

    I remember all the yellow ribbon shaped magnets on the backs of cars and SUVs that said “Support Our Troops”. Never did learn how that actually did any thing other than be a cash cow for the magnate manufacturers.

  10. bubkes39

    bubkes39 GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    Sounds like comments about Europe and Asia in the 1938-1940 period.

  11. old1953

    old1953 said, 3 months ago

    @Jase99

    I think what finally killed that was the appearance of magnets labeled “support the Chinese magnet manufacturers”.

  12. old1953

    old1953 said, 3 months ago

    As long as I’m griping about “appearances of patriotism”, I’m going to gripe about a guy down the road from me in Tennessee. See, he has a US flag on a pole in his yard, which doesn’t bother me at all, EXCEPT, he’s also got a pine tree in that yard that’s straight as an arrow and about 80 feet tall, and he’s climbed to the top of that damn tree and tied up a Confederate battle flag to fly OVER the US flag. And for that, I’d like to kick his ass.

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