Ted Rall on Bradley Manning’s Dilemma: Know Your Level (cartoon)

Here’s award-winning political cartoonist Ted Rall’s take on Bradley Manning. Choosing between loyalty to conscience and or state is rougher than ever now. The trick is, he says in this take on the matter, is to know your level. Sound familiar?. — Bradley Manning has got to be wondering the same thing we are — is loyalty to conscience really trumped by loyalty to state? The main thing, I guess, is to know your level. Sounds like a “Prisoner” scene. I created this political cartoon for my syndicated feed. For, I’m Ted Rall …


Based in Boston, Ted Rall is a nationally-syndicated columnist, editorial cartoonist and war correspondent who specializes in Afghanistan and Central Asia. The author of 17 books, most-recently published The Book of Obama: How We Went From Hope and Change to the Age of Revolt, Rall is twice the winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and is a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Follow him @TedRall, check out his Facebook fan page and definitely follow his Google+ stream here. Ted’s upcoming book After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You As Honored Guests: Unembedded in Afghanistan is due out in 2014.

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Ted Rall

Ted Rall

Ted Rall is a nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist, writer and occasional war correspondent best known for his coverage of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia. A Pulitzer finalist and twice the winner of the RFK Journalism Award, Ted is the author of 17 books including "Revenge of the Latchkey Kids," about Gen Xers, "To Afghanistan and Back," the noted comix journalism work, and, most recently, "Snowden" (about the NSA whistleblower. His comix biography of Bernie Sanders appears January 19, 2016.