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By Michelle Malkin  •  February 2, 2006 08:32 AM


The letter from the Joint Chiefs in response to Tom Toles’ cartoon, blogged here yesterday, appears in today’s Washington Post.

No response from Toles or the editors. Maybe the ombudsman will have something to say. Or more likely, given the rabid reaction she provokes on the Left, maybe not.

Update: Responses from Toles and his editor included in Howard Kurtz’s piece. Hat tip: Newsbusters.


Just a point to add…

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.

Blogmeister USA is on the same wavelength:

Some on the left will probably cry that the Joint Chiefs are trying to subvert the First Amendment rights of Toles and the Washington Post. That, of course, is ridiculous. They wrote a letter to tell the Post how they felt about the cartoon. They didn’t have the newspaper offices stormed by soldiers or special agents and its staff taken away in chains while the building was set on fire.

So there you have it. American papers aren’t afraid to print controversial cartoons that feature our military in unflattering circumstances. They aren’t afraid to offend our troops and their families. Will they take up the cause of Denmark and show solidarity with their European counterparts in the name of free speech? Will they risk upsetting Muslims?

I doubt it. But I could be wrong.


Instapunk is having a contest: Rewrite the Toles cartoon.