Thursday, February 2, 2006

Sometimes cartoons make a point without being funny...

This Tom Toles cartoon drew an angry protest from all six members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

WaPo replies in defense of the cartoon.

Talking to Kurtz, Toles cited recent remarks by Rumsfeld about "battle-hardened" troops and "what came soon to mind was the catastrophic level of injuries the Army and members of the armed services have sustained . . . I thought my portrayal of it was a fair depiction of the reality of the situation. I certainly never intended it to be in any way a personal attack on, or a derogatory comment on, the service or sacrifice of American soldiers."

Aravosis from AmericaBlog told E&P: "Now that the Joint Chiefs have addressed the insidious threat cartoons pose to our troops, perhaps they can move on to less pressing issues like getting them their damn body armor."

If the JCS would think back to their younger days when they still had some pride and integrity as soldiers, they might realize that the honorable thing to do would be to take their tanks and ships and planes and grunts 'n shit and forcibly depose this insane criminal administration and return this country to its rightful rule of law under the Constitution. We, the Nation's rightful owners, would be forever grateful to them for once again defeating fascism, and I don't think the rest of the world would mind much either.

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