May 5, 2004

Ted Rall again

Last Monday, Ted Rall posted a cartoon that depicted recently killed Pat Tillman as less than a hero. There was enough outrage over the cartoon that MS/NBC pulled it from their website. Now, he opens his yap and says in this Yahoo News editorial: bq. An Army of Scum Or, We're Looking For a Few Good Homosexual Rapists bq. Now it's official: American troops occupying Iraq have become virtually indistinguishable from the SS. Like the Germans during World War II, they cordon off and bomb civilian villages to retaliate for guerilla attacks on their convoys. Like the blackshirts who terrorized Europe, America's victims disappear into hellish prisons ruled by sadists and murderers. The U.S. military is short just one item to achieve moral parity with the Nazis: gas chambers. I would like to see how long he lasts in one of Saddam's torture chambers. What happened in Abu Ghraib was unconscionable and the people who allowed it to happen should (and will) be disciplined but it is not torture. As for calling the Army scum -- that is more a reflection of Rall's own character than anything that the Army is doing... Posted by DaveH at May 5, 2004 2:53 PM