My question is, does Ned ever mention or think about hating Aerys (who we know for certain harmed the Starks) either? So far I can't find an instance, but maybe I'm just not looking in the right places.
But if there aren't any places where he thinks or says he hates Aerys then this popular stance that Ned worships Rhaegar are pretty groundless. The lack of thoughts and active animosity might stem from Rhaegar and Aerys being dead and not going unpunished for their crimes the way others like the Lannisters and Jorah are.
Edited by Roxy, 07 February 2013 - 07:18 PM.