Political cartoon’s timing disrespects SEAL Chris Kyle’s death

Chris Kyle, American Sniper

Photo Credit Salon.com

Millions of Americans are mourning the loss of decorated U.S. Navy SEAL sniper and author Chris Kyle, who was laid to rest Tuesday next to fellow SEALs at the Texas State Cemetery. The funeral services were held just hours before President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address, though he failed to acknowledge the tragedy in what should have been a golden opportunity.

Kyle and friend Chad Littlefield were killed Feb. 2 by a former Marine they were helping deal with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Seen by many as a true American hero, Kyle served four tours in Iraq and was known as the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history. His efforts saved countless American lives and earned him two Silver Stars.

And yet on Wednesday, just a day after Kyle’s burial, the Charlotte Sun Herald ran a political cartoon that took an obvioius jab at Second Amendment advocates’ insistence that “good guys with guns” are the best way to stop crazy shooters. The timing of such commentary was a classless act that disrespected Kyle’s family and all who’ve served their country.

The slight also appears to be intentional. The cartoon, by Kansas City Star cartoonist Lee Judge, was originally published on Feb. 9 — three days before Kyle’s memorial service.

Sniper

 

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  • TheTruth

    Yeah, this cartoon makes a ton of sense, if you completely ignore the hundreds if not thousands of American and allied lives which he saved in Iraq.

  • Pablo

    If only it had been a gun free zone…

  • The Bomb

    It was Chris fighting for our freedoms that allows them to print such scum do freely.

    This is how they honor him for that. How very sad.

  • Sireta Neighbors

    Hard to fix stupid.

  • carol

    Obama doesn't have enough common sense to take the time to reflect upon our highest honored seal. He hasn't come through to the military on any of his promises, Very sad. May you RIP, Sir! I commend your for your service to our country and for what you were trying to do for those fighting PTSD.

  • Markus Ivory

    Someone needs to put a Bat & Boot to his punk ass

    • Rikkisan

      Preferably sideways.

  • Dan Reidy

    TOO bad the cartoonist is just another LEFT WING FAGGOT not in arns lengh reach of me….

  • David C.

    This is an outrage and should not be tolerated.

  • homer jon

    If only there was a good journalist with a pen around…

    • JK

      AMEN!

  • JK

    So very, very sad. "Conduct unbecoming" of a paper, they could only wish to have the national credibility of this American hero. Just disgraceful and so very sad. As noted above, these heroes/our military and first responders provide their blood, sweat and tears, and their families the same, so that we may have the freedoms we have as Americans. Just shows how screwed up some people are…God help them…and keep the guns out of their hands!