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Ted Rall

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  1. wmbrainiac

    wmbrainiac said, 2 days ago

    Now THIS [toon] is what America is supposed to be all about. While everyone else runs around waving their arms and their bad legislation in cowardice, a cartoonist tells the truth.

  2. mikefive

    mikefive said, 2 days ago

    The cartoon is a little disingenuous. There is a big difference in intent between panel one and panel two..

  3. mattro53

    mattro53 said, 2 days ago

    So true. The US knowingly bombed a hospital (1 location) and razed it to the ground without killing anyone but defenseless injured people. The ISIS terrorists knowingly killed innocents in several locations while killing themselves, Both actions fit the definition of terrorism in the Patriot Act,

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, 2 days ago


    “The US knowingly bombed a hospital…”

    If you are revering to the Médecins Sans Frontières incident, you should read the “Médecins Sans Frontières” report on this issue.

  5. mattro53

    mattro53 said, 2 days ago

    It’s rather lengthy and I don’t have time to read the entire thing right now. From skimming through it, it is clear that the US committed a war crime. Maybe you should take your blinders off.

  6. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 2 days ago

    The US would not deliberately bomb a hospital just for the heck of it. ISIS will execute just about anybody because they feel like it or want to put on a show for the video audience. There is a huge difference between a screw up and a deliberate execution.

  7. mattro53

    mattro53 said, 2 days ago

    Check the facts. It was not a screw up. It was deliberate. Not everything our military does is well intentioned. Are you a veteran? I am. I know what I’m talking about. I am not defending ISIS. They are evil and need to go meet Allah.

  8. wcorvi

    wcorvi said, 2 days ago

    Folks, in the immortal words of Richard Nixon, “When the United States does it, it isn’t illegal.”

  9. Stipple

    Stipple said, 2 days ago

    The hospital treated bad guys. The US does not condone aiding the enemy.
    The problem was solved, no more terrorists being treated, unless somebody wants a second helping?

  10. martens is REALLY fed up

    martens is REALLY fed up said, 2 days ago


    But that’s the point of MSF. They don’t choose sides, they only heal.

    Kunduz Hospital Attack: MSF Factsheet

    The initial findings of the MSF review firmly establish the facts from inside the hospital in the days leading up to and during the attack. The review includes the details of the provision of the GPS coordinates and the log of phone calls from MSF to military authorities in attempt to stop the airstrikes. MSF had reached an agreement with all parties to the conflict to respect the neutrality of the hospital, based on international humanitarian law.

    “We held up our end of the agreement—the MSF trauma center in Kunduz was fully functioning as a hospital with surgeries ongoing at the time of the US airstrikes,” said Dr. Joanne Liu, international president of MSF. “MSF’s no-weapons policy was respected and hospital staff were in full control of the facility prior to and at the time of the airstrikes.”

    Among the 105 patients at the time of the airstrikes, MSF was treating wounded combatants from both sides of the conflict in Kunduz, as well as women and children.

    “Some public reports are circulating that the attack on our hospital could be justified because we were treating Taliban,” said Stokes. “Wounded combatants are patients under international law, and must be free from attack and treated without discrimination. Medical staff should never be punished or attacked for providing treatment to wounded combatants.”

  11. Cerabooge

    Cerabooge said, 2 days ago


    Well said. Can’t say I’m thrilled to be financing a terrorist state.

  12. Crow Nobo

    Crow Nobo said, 2 days ago

    ISIS Targeted Hospitals, Doctors, Journalists


  13. sofartotheleftimright

    sofartotheleftimright said, 2 days ago

    @Ted Lind

    I would disagree only because, IMHO that if there’s war criminals in an area and they can get a kill they will do so no matter what the collateral damage is.

  14. Mockel

    Mockel said, 2 days ago

    For real soldiers (i.e., US troops first and foremost, and our allies to a lesser extent), to bomb a hospital where they are being treated is a heinous war crime.
    If some Mafia doctor is patching up a gangster so he can kill, rob, rape, and pillage some more, that is NOT a hospital in the above sense, it’s just a Mafia building where heinous criminals may be shot or bombed (best) or arrested (silly idea, since the US Congress says there is no place that’s legal to gaol them).
    So the US had every right to bomb that criminal facility where a bunch of terrorists who call themselves ‘doctors’ were patching up other terrorists so they could kill Americans in their beds and force us all to live under Sharia Law.
    And since the French finally joined the War on Terror, everyone killed by French bombs is, by virtue of being killed, a criminal terrorist, and France is doing a good thing by bombing them; and killing French on the very rare occasion when they are actually doing good things is a horrible crime, and the terrorists who did it must be…
    Actually, the ones who did it are all dead, but we have to punish SOMEONE. So let’s bomb some more terrorist facilities like we did when we targeted that Terrorists Sans Frontiers one. Remember: everyone killed by those engaged in the War on Terror is, by virtue of being killed, a heinous criminal terrorist, including their evil women and infants.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, 2 days ago


    Impossible how can the ruling power (known as the Good Guys) can do no wrong. And if any wrongs are found the intent was to do right. So they can do no
    War Crimes regardless of actions or deaths.
    I believe it is part of the gods given unwritten secret mandates of the US military and govt.

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