This drew the attention and ire of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Note that ALL signed. Most likely SECDEF Rumsfeld wishes he could have.
I encourage anyone who reads or subscribes to this rag of a newspaper boycott it. This cartoon is one of the most distasteful and insulting cartoons I have ever seen. My original thoughts were not to show this despicable cartoon on this web site, but it is such an insult that I think it needs wide dissemination to show everyone what the left-wingers really think of the troops. . . . WebMaster
Russ Vaughn adds his reply, to the Washington Post and Mr. Toles, in this poem.
Wanna draw a soldier, Toles? Here I am,
Back with all four limbs from Vietnam.
You wanna draw pictures of fighting men?
Just tell me where and tell me when.
I’ll give you a pose to impress any viewer,
Your punk arty ass comatose in the sewer.
Like all of your kind you don’t have a clue
Who fightin’ men are and what fightin’ men do.
That you, your kind, you effete panty waists,
With Hollywood morals, metrosexual tastes,
Would taunt a brave warrior’s fight for life,
Mock his loss, his pain, deride his strife;
And use his sorrow to support your screed,
With no concern for the warrior’s need,
Tells me you are clueless of the facts of war,
You’re a cut ‘n run, spineless, media whore.
Go to Walter Reed hospital, smug Mr. Toles,
To see those you’ve mocked, grave injured souls
View wounded warriors with bodies so broken
And think again of the message you’ve spoken,
So abysmally ignorant, so smug condescending
That even most liberals won’t waste time defending.
So Toles it’s a fact that your most famous work
Will proclaim you forever as a pitiless jerk.
And Washington Post you’re as bad as this weasel
You gave him the forum, provided his easel.
2d Bn, 327th Parachute Infantry Regiment
101st Airborne Division