Joint Chiefs trying to censor cartoonist

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John Aravosis of AMERICAblog reports that the Joint Chiefs of Staff tried to censor a top US political cartoonist for a cartoon he drew featuring a quadruple amputee (shown here):

The Joint Chiefs of Staff just sent a menacing letter to the Washington Post over a cartoon. AMERICAblog received a copy of the letter at 10AM this morning, but as its veracity was not yet confirmed, we waited until E&P was able to confirm that is is for real.
Michelle Malkin congratulates the Joint Chiefs for being so classy about the whole thing. In civilized societies, she says, if you're a disgruntled General you don't burn the flag, you write a letter to the editor and try to get someone fired.

John Aravosis thinks that the military don't go around hassling the press in civilized countries. And civilized newspapers don't publish the military's whinefests.

Roxanne reminds us that General Eishower was a big fan of a Stars and Stripes cartoonist called Bill Maudlin who made more or less the same jokes. Times have changed.

[AMERICAblog, Michelle Malkin, Rox Populi]

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