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Day By Day© by Chris Muir.


Friday, December 09, 2005

I'm Just One of the "Government's Poorly Paid Contract Killers"

Or I am according to Ted Rall, of cartoon and column fame. He also has this to say about people like me:

"What if they gave a war," a poster of the Vietnam era asked, "and nobody came?" If we are, as Jean-Paul Sartre posited, defined by our actions, most of the blame for the murder of more than 100,000 Iraqis belongs to our top government officials. But Bush's armchair warriors couldn't have invaded Iraq without a compliant and complicit United States military--one that, it should be noted, is all volunteer. These individuals, who enjoy free will, fire the guns and drop the bombs. If personal responsibility is to have any meaning, the men and women of our armed forces have to be held individually accountable for the carnage.

"Supporting our troops while opposing their actions may seem contradictory," argues Joshua Frank in the antiwar.com article. "The duties of U.S. soldiers in Iraq are wrong and many may be committing horrible crimes against humanity. True. But soldiers are mostly not bad people (though, of course, some are)." How is a person who voluntarily commits "horrible crimes against humanity" not a "bad person"?
So basically, Ted Rall has defined that the entire military is guilty of whatever "atrocities" Ted Rall has a beef with (including the false claim of 100,000 dead civilians). From what I gather I'm essentially guilty of defying the ethics of Ted Rall's fantasy world, when you boil it all down.

Ted Rall, if your unfamiliar with his exploits:

He called our war in Afghanistan “genocide,” perpetrated to build an imaginary oil pipeline through the region. He supported Marxists Jean Bertrand-Aristide, Hugo Chavez and the Castroite government of Grenada; and he opposed sanctions against Iraq, North Korea, Iran, Libya and Serbia. He has also said George W. Bush should be "warming a prison cell right now" and strongly hinted that leftist Senator Paul Wellstone was assassinated.
He also inked this attempt at "political humor":

He's also inked cartoons depicting Condoleezza Rice proclaiming herself as President Bush's "House nigga" , and has made a comment (no longer on CNN's page) that Bill Cosby should go to "racial re-education camp".

Yet he's a 2x winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. In other words, he's an approved voice of the fringe leftists.

But hell, at least he's an honest fringe leftist:

"You can drop the "support the troops" shtick now."

I wish the rest of the anti-war and anti-victory movements would be this honest with us.

(Thanks to Right Wing News for bringing this to our attention).