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Talking back Graphically
Posted by: McQ on Saturday, December 31, 2005

I saw this today in the Saturday Atlanta Journal Constitution and was going to blog about it, but Michelle Malkin already has and has included the graphics.

The story? Mike Luckovich is the AJC's editorial cartoonist. A little while back, he put out a cartoon with the word "WHY?" composed of the names of the military dead from Iraq.

A teenager from Atlanta answered Lukovich with a very compelling graphic, also composed of the names of the military dead. Go take a look.
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Great stuff. Only trouble is, anyone who could draw the first one would never understand the second one. Freedom is one of those things where if you have to ask why, you’ll never understand the answer.
Written By: Bithead
The youth of this country are smarter than a lot of people give them credit for. I rank this little girl right up there with Casey Sheehan. They both understood the word Freedom. Their mothers had/have no clue.
Written By: Abu Qa’Qa
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This is just as interesting It’s in the same frame of thought. You have to look twice

Written By: joe
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If you had the names of all the people killed by socialism you could probably do the entire communist manifesto.
Written By: Kyle N
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True enough. Problem, however, is same as before .
The people you’re targeting, would never understand the significance.
Written By: Bithead
Taken from Mike Luckovich blog.
Hi Every one, I just wanted to thank Mike for putting my drawing up, and to say that Freedom means that its okay for us to have different opinions bout things, and I am really glad we can, other wise we could never improve anything, because we would never be challenging anything. So thanks every one for the comments. Danielle Ansley
This girl gives me a new hope for our young people.

This however makes me wonder about my own generation.
By Geezus
Nice that you are willing to post a counter point of view Mike. I happen to agree with Danielle’s mother. I give Danielle a pass on the idea theft as she is only 17, but it opens up any number of responses basically exploiting the dead of the war. I mean, someone could arrange the names to spell “Oil” or “Potato Chips” - I would rather see her cartoon feature an original concept…and perhaps stay away from knuckleheads like cAndy and RW who are more interested in towing the party line rather than realize what is truely going on with this administration (IMO).
Written By: Jamie
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your statement’s logic, however eloquent and catchy it may sound, is messed up.
Luckovich is not asking why anybody would want freedom. in fact, his is an open-ended question as to why the named american soldiers have died. freedom is simply one of many good answers.

But not as simple is the policy question of how is spreading freedom most effectively achieved? Here, people will disagree, because hindsight is 20/20 and people love playing monday morning quarterback. moreover, no one knows how this thing is going to turn out. civil war? a democracy that becomes a theocracy? a stable society that is united by the idea of freedom and the social contract? however, it is clear that the administration did not expect things to turn out the way they have. cheney, wolfie, rummy, feith, franks, all made horribly wrong predictions before attacking Iraq in 2003. could they have been expected to know what was going to happen? no. could they have been expected to know what could happen, prepare for the worst, and let the american public know what the range of outcomes were? YES.

Written By: bill
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Luckovich is not asking why anybody would want freedom. in fact, his is an open-ended question as to why the named american soldiers have died. freedom is simply one of many good answers.

Actually, if you’re familiar with Luckovich and his work over the last 3 years, it’s not an open ended question at all. He has a very specific agenda and it has been evident for that time. The young lady who answered him knew that and was thus moved to answer his question as she did.
Written By: McQ

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