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Trump and the Khan Family

The Democratic National Convention seems to have all boiled down to one speaker, Khizr Khan, who’s son was killed in action in Iraq, and who’s speech wasn’t even scheduled in prime time. Trump wants to strike back at anyone who criticizes him, without regard to who is giving the criticism.  Tone-deaf Trump compares his own “sacrifice” as a businessman to the Kahn’s sacrifice.

And on the other side, it is interesting to see the GOP stalwarts stand up for a “gold star” family in this case, given how nasty they have been to Cindy Sheehan over the years.

Watch me draw this one in real time in the video below.

Wasn’t that great? Now watch me color it in Photoshop!

By Daryl Cagle

Daryl Cagle is the founder and owner of Cagle Cartoons, Inc. He is one of the most widely published editorial cartoonists and is also the editor of The Cagle Post.

9 replies on “Trump and the Khan Family”

With total respect for the grieving parents of a hero who paid the ultimate price in combat, a couple of things should be noted here:
–For ages the clearing house on Ellis Island had the sole purpose of receiving and processing immigrants into the US. If a member of a family failed the various physical or other tests, including religious for those seeking sanctuary, they were sent back and the rest of the family could go with them or not.
–Mr. Khan has apparently himself either not read or doesn't understand the Constitution he threw in Trump's face. The Constitution guarantees certain rights to American citizens and to those here legally. It guarantees NOTHING to those seeking entry into the US or those here illegally. Of course, that hasn't stopped Obama and his ilk from passing out taxpayer funded candy to illegals like there's no bottom to the well.
–Lastly, Trump has never called for a total ban on Muslim immigration. He has called for a moratorium on it until we have a satisfactory and reliable system in place to properly vet these people in order to keep the radicals out. In other words, he doesn't want to let in the kind of murderous scum like ISIS and others….you know, the people who killed the Khan's son.

Ken. It is true that Mr. Khan, unlike our President, has never taught Constitutional Law at the graduate level. Perhaps we should require a law degree from those who would immigrate? Getting back to you, actually nowadays our Constitution does guarantee some rights (other than suffrage) to everyone, including illegal immigrants, in the United States. For example, "due process" as in Article XIV, Section 1 stating that no state shall "deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law… et cetera. For folks like Trump and, perhaps yourself, Mr. Khan has expressed a willingness to share the Constitution with you. Perhaps some day you might even read it.

On the other hand, why does the Republican Party seem to have a need to nominate one drafter dodger (Trump) after another (Romney)? Used to be that they could come up with someone who had worn a uniform (Eisenhower). Pour faute de mieux, it does seem that this country intends to settle on the alternative, Hillary Clinton, this year. At least we can confidently believe that SHE was not a draft dodger.

Per Ms. Cindy Sheehan, who was treated so badly by the GOP and eventually ignored by the Dems: "Back when I was working with them (DNC) after my son was killed, I was still a Democrat,” Sheehan said. “I still had some kind of illusion that they (Democrats) really cared about these issues the same way I did, but they really only cared about power.” Well, I guess all this goes to show is that you can't trust a career politician no matter what side of the aisle they sit on. My take away is to "GROW UP and take responsibility for your own actions." You can't blame either Dems or Reps for using anyone – they are all shameless. They ALL play the same games and NONE of them care about their constituents. People who actually donate money to them are idiots. There's an old adage, "You get what you pay for." The general implication is that you won't get anything good for little money, in the case of politicos, you will never get anything good as long as you pay them. Any donation to a political party should be illegal as it is a "con game" on the part of the political parties. Everyone and Anyone who wants to run for office should be allocated the SAME AMOUNT of money. PERIOD. As Americans, we should all be ashamed of a Presidency that can basically be bought via Madison Avenue, Hollywood and on the emotions of a majority of mislead, ill informed voters. We need election reform in order to get our federal government working again and unfortunately as long as the current crop of career politicians are there and in charge, nothing is likely to change. We get what we deserve and what we deserve now is a choice of a non-politician who doesn't know or care about the "rules" so we have to wonder if he will be able to get anything accomplished if elected and one very schooled and very wily politician who only cares about not leaving office "broke" like the last time. Boo hoo – not for her but for us.

Paula. It is not a matter of Democrats and Republicans. After WWII, which was supported by most Americans of both political parties, military service was respected. However, by the late 1950's we had years of experience of the children of wealthy, successful Americans avoiding military service, leaving the less financially fortunate to have their children come home in body bags. I was the ONLY college graduate in my basic training unit.. Once I got to Vietnam, with the exception of officers, it was pretty much the same story. Trump and Romney are representative of the GOP in this regard.

Yep. And, unlike Trump, Clinton got an educational deferment based on his academic performance. Thus, unlike Trump, Clinton did not have be become a draft dodger. Trump is merely a liar. He stated that he did not have to serve because he got a high draft number. Actually he paid for a creative medical statement, as did many of those who had the money to do so.

There is a difference between an educational deferment (I had one myself in order to graduate from Johns Hopkins) and buying a medical deferment. Of course, I could have 'avoided' military service as well, but, for me there was an ethical question. If I did not report, then they would just have drafted someone else to replace me. I did not want to be responsible for doing that to some one I did not know.

The Vietnam War was not popular. The draft was not popular. And those with money often used their money to avoid military service. While I was collecting a couple purple hearts (infantry) in Vietnam, Bill Clinton was in school and Donald Trump had to deal with strain of trying to avoid venereal disease in the United States. I can understand their attitudes towards military service at that time, but it is difficult to deal with a lying draft dodger who attacks the parents of a son who died in the service of his country. He has no shame.

And now Trump has a Purple Heart which I find insulting to all Purple Heart recipients living and dead. "I always wanted to get a Purple Heart. This was much easier." Trump is quoted in today's Chicago Tribune. Thank you for your service, Glen. I also was in school as the Vietnam War wound down and received an actual (not imaginary) high draft number.

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