Another Great Find by Ms. Malkin
By Michelle Malkin · December 31, 2005 09:53 AM
In October, Atlanta Journal Constitution's left-wing cartoonist Mike Luckovich used the names of the fallen in Iraq to create this anti-war image touted by moonbats:
James Lileks, among many others, wrote a fabulous rejoinder to Luckovich. But Georgia teenager Danielle Ansley has topped it. Her cartoon response to Luckovich appears in today's Atlanta Journal Constitution:
Danielle also wrote a letter to the editor that accompanies the cartoon:
The first time I saw Mike Luckovich’s drawing of the word “WHY?”, made up of the names of 2,000 troops killed in Iraq, was when my mother was putting it up on our refrigerator. It bothered me that no one did a response showing how others feel. On Nov. 8, I got an updated list of the names of the war dead and started writing them, spelling out “FREEDOM.” Six days later, it was done. I only worked on it in my free time at school. It took me about 12 hours to get it done, so needless to say I devoted many of my classes to this, and stayed late after school to work on it. I didn’t take it home and show it to my mother until I had prints made. She and I have different views of things. She said that, as a mother, she didn’t like it that so many people have been killed. She was not happy when I placed my work next to Luckovich’s “WHY?” on the fridge, but it hasn't been taken down. I may seem as if I am too young to have an opinion on matters like these. I am not saying that my opinion is right, for an opinion is just that — someone’s views on something. But, like a child’s voice, an opinion is often not heard.
Check out the ongoing discussion at Luckovich's blog. Bravo to Danielle (and the AJC) for making her voice heard.
Hat tip: Readers Stu and Bill
Update: Just a personal note I would use the names to spell out SECURITY ...freedom may have been the side benifit but we are there for OUR security, and Col. Scot Rudder who led the attack on Baghdad Airport said his word would be DUTY...because those brave soldiers were doing their duty