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Last updated on June 15th, 2017 at 12:13 pm

Ted Lapkin replies to duck-drawing civilian advocate and Osama appeaser Michael Leunig:

Leunig seems to believe that any policy that results in harm to civilians is inherently unjust. But this logic would invalidate the Union cause during the American Civil War because Georgian civilians suffered during Sherman’s march to the sea. It would also deem the invasion of Normandy illegitimate because thousands of French civilians perished during the 1944 campaign to liberate Europe from Nazi tyranny. And this same line of reasoning would contend that there is no moral difference between the death of a Belgian child inadvertently killed by Allied artillery, and the death of a Jewish child in the gas chambers of Auschwitz. After all, a dead civilian is a dead civilian.

And a brain-dead civilian scratches out things like this. If a hospitalised heart-attack victim produced something similar, even Pope Benedict himself would yank out the feeding tube.

Posted by Tim B. on 04/26/2005 at 12:16 PM
    1. Poor old Lapkin. He probably thinks Leunig reads stuff like this, much less understands it.

      Memo to Lapkin: Give it up. Preach to the choir if you must, but otherwise just sit back and marvel at the colossal stupidity of the LLL drones.

      Posted by Gary from Jersey on 04/26 at 02:47 PM • permalink


    1. This thread will NOT be complete without spongemonkeys.

      Posted by Sortelli on 04/26 at 04:04 PM • permalink


    1. That was awesome.

      Posted by Aging Gamer on 04/26 at 10:41 PM • permalink


    1. Ted Lapkin says it all – bloody heck, Leunig should be so ashamed of his outburst.

      Posted by rog2 on 04/27 at 03:03 AM • permalink


    1. Errr yes Ted, the death of any child is morally reprehensible, regardless of the motivation behind it.

      When clutching at straws, please use stronger analogies.

      Posted by Natashja on 04/27 at 06:27 PM • permalink


  1. that’s spongmonkeys – & the whole rathergood.com site is awesome

    Posted by KK on 04/28 at 08:51 AM • permalink