Class act from a liberal cartoonist

ST reader Fat Tone sent me a link this morning to an article about liberal cartoonist Garry Trudeau’s visit to the Pentagon to see troops who were wounded in the war on terror. It’s a story that will warm your heart. Read it here. Snippets:

During visits to Walter Reed, Trudeau said, he’s been “astounded” by the wounded troops’ lack of bitterness or self-pity and impressed by what he calls their “indomitable spirit.” So many express hope of getting better so they can return to their units, even when that likelihood seems impossible. “It takes your breath away,” Trudeau said.

Trudeau said he considers it “quite a privilege and an honor” to be able to sit at wounded troops’ bedsides and have them so openly share their experiences, as well as their hopes and fears, with a total stranger.

Army Spc. Joey Kashnow, a 4th Infantry Division soldier who lost his leg after being wounded in Taji, Iraq, in September 2003, was among the troops Trudeau met with today at the Pentagon.

“I think it’s fantastic what he’s doing,” Kashnow said of Trudeau’s support for wounded troops. Sitting with the cartoonist and chatting about his injury and the long healing process he’s undergoing, Kashnow said he’s glad to see people put politics aside as they focus on the troops.

Trudeau admitted that it’s no secret he’s not a strong advocate of the war in Iraq, but said B.D. is not about politics, but rather, about American support for its men and women in uniform. “We’re asking a great deal of our servicemembers,” he said.

Make sure to read the whole thing.

In the meantime, the Washington Post has responded to the backlash over this Tom Toles cartoon, which was so offensive that the Joint Chiefs of Staff got involved and sent a letter in protest of it.

Read more on the controversy over the Toles cartoon via Michelle Malkin, who makes the following good point:

Many moonbat readers are equating criticism of Toles’ cartoon with the Muslim world’s violent reaction to the Danish forbidden cartoons.

So, there you have it. Another example of liberal math:

Writing a letter and posting blog entries = issuing fatwas, threatening suicide bombings, and conducting armed raids.


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