On the other hand…

Every now and again a news story comes along so filled with irony that you can spend half a day turning it around and around trying to make it black or white. Last year, for example, my favorite was the bill at the Capitol (eventually signed) was the one that mandates that American flags sold in Minnesota can only be made in the United States.

Today, it’s this one:


The Tennessee parents of a U.S. soldier killed in Iraq are attempting to open a $40 billion class-action lawsuit against Flagstaff T-shirt vendor Dan Frazier.

Frazier sells shirts emblazoned with the phrase “Bush Lied, They Died,” along with the names of thousands of soldiers killed in Iraq.

Is it freedom of speech? And, if so, isn’t that what soldiers are defending? On the other hand — and these sorts of stories tend to be full of “on the other hands” — should you profit on the deaths of others?

(H/T Politics in Minnesota)