I'm confused.

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Posted by Championship_Vinyl at l1.wpalaw.org on May 05, 2004 at 12:27:22:

In Reply to: Any see the tasteless Pat Tillman political comic? posted by AsianPersuasion on May 05, 2004 at 11:24:59:

Okay, here's what I don't get. People have suggested to remove Tillman from the comic and look at "the message" that comic conveys.

So... what exactly IS this "message" you've seen that I cannot?

That we've engaged in two wars with ulterior motives in mind, and as a result, have taken far more lives than have been repaired? Uhh, that's been covered. Ad nauseum. By writers and cartoonists far more talented than were represented in that comic.

What's the message, then?

Since the comic begins with the much-heralded 3.6 large and pay cut to 18 grand, and concludes with reporters gathered around a desk, working on headlines upon hearing the news of his death... what am I to assume?

Is Tillman an idiot and sap because he was killed in combat? Because he turned down a mountain of money, because money is more important than ideals you don't happen to agree with?

I mean, that IS the setup AND the punchline. So... what else am I to infer from the comic?

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