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Clay Bennett

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Yes, the symbol of U.S. patience, and altruism!

  2. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, about 2 years ago

    Sorry, we did not go to war with Libya. There were no US soldiers present and no occupying US forces.
    And are you saying we SHOULD or SHOULD NOT invade Syria? Or are you just waiting on a decision so you can criticize Obama either way?

  3. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 2 years ago

    So, President NotSuffering, what would YOU do? Provide only air cover, as in Libya? Ask Congress for a declaration of war? Whose side do you take—genocidal Assad’s, or Saudi/Qatari/Al-Qaeda? Do we go back to Black Sites, Rendition, Torture/Enhanced Interrogation? Should we monitor all internet and phone traffic? How do we know we’ve “won”? And do we owe them “nation-building” once we destroy what’s left of their infrastructure? How can we ever get out once in? Do we use a private vigilante army to do the work our present military is legally restricted from doing? Maybe some no-bid contracts to Halliburton (based in Dubai to avoid taxes) will turn the tide. Do we institute a draft? Remember that our all-volunteer service is worn out from multiple worthless tours in those other wars that continue whether we stay or not, and that the VA is years behind on legitimate medical claims. And if you want war, you’ll either need to raise taxes or borrow, or both.

    Please enlighten us. Inquiring minds want to know.

  4. Quipss

    Quipss said, about 2 years ago

    This is the exact kind of idiocy that makes me question civil involvement in politics, Syria has had WMDs for 40 years, literally before Saddam Hussain came to power.

    This was one of the first concerns when the Syrian revolution turned south was trying to contain the large store of chemical weapons

  5. spiderlegs54

    spiderlegs54 said, about 2 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    Here, Here! Governance is not a one trick pony. many factors and nuance come into play. Well stated, (and I bet you missed a few more mitigations)

  6. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Our ChickenHawk ‘leaders’ who took us into Iraq will not be appearing in that space.

  7. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 2 years ago

    Watch RTV. They keep pointing out that the run up to the Syrian war looks identical to the run up to Bush, Jr’s Iraq War. Not altogether accurate, but some of their points are valid.

    Saudi sent a mercenary army, possibly equipped with chemical weapons.

    Almost immediately after Obama made his first ‘red-line’ speech, some Saudi mercenaries inside Syria posted YouTube that al-Assad had killed three using chemical weapons.

    So Obama said it would take a massive chemical attack, and a massive chemical attack we’ve seen.

    Arabs hearing the YouTube videos say the ones from inside Syria by anti-al-Assad forces don’t have Syrian accents. (The Syrians who are against al-Assad are broadcasting from outside Syria: Turkey, the US, Jordan, etc.)

    So it’s a mess. Syria is valuable. The King of Saudi Arabia offered cheap oil to Putin if he’d give up his claims to Syria. For some strange reason, Putin declined, even though Russia desperately needs Saudi oil.

    (As Governor Perry would say about the Saudi King’s offer, ‘Oops.’)

    The US/UK/French version is that all the anti-al-Assad fighters in Syria are Syrians oppressed by the tyrannical regime, who have no access to chemical weapons, so the massive chemical attack, which is undeniable, must have been by al-Assad.

    The truth is that two mercenary armies are in Syria, one paid by Saudi, the other paid by Qatar, and either or both could have used chemical weapons, as could the Syrian government.

    And no one can be sure WHO used chemical weapons at this point.

    But the UK/France/Saudis/Ottomans want Syria decapitated and handed to them on a red, white, and blue platter, and Obama made an oath to Salome, so he MUST deliver that head.

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Jumping from the totally illegal invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, with thousands of deaths on our side, and wounded, and hundreds of thousands of dead civilians, to accuse Obama (more clearly using Congressional authorization “granted” to “W”) of “impeachable” for supporting NATO operations with only air support, with no casualties, just like Kosovo under Clinton, requires total idiocy.

    Reich-wing chickenhawks have truly become sickening.

    And yes, MIchael, as inopportune as Obama’s “red line” statement may have been, the “suspect” nature of the chemical attacks, especially the first one, is an obvious propaganda ploy, but whose? Remember when Carter couldn’t resolve Iran, because they refused to negotiate, then Reagan steps in and five minutes later they announce the release of the hostages- to be followed by the Iran-Contra fiasco that WAS impeachable! Nah, there wasn’t anything “suspect” there at all!!

  9. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Gee if the Saudis are involved, shouldn’t we send their business partners to talk to them?
    I’m sure Fox “news” viewers have no idea who I’m talking about.

  10. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    ‘Saddam’s WMD’s have been used by Syria. No liberals need to apologize for being wrong.’
    We invaded Iraq because of Saddam’s nuclear weapons program, which did not exist.
    If you believe that Saddam moved all chemical weapons out of Iraq without leaving a trace of the program behind, you’re not a really skeptical person.
    Of course Fox “news” viewers still believe there was a nucular weapons program in Iraq.
    And they believe in widespread undetected voter fraud.
    And job creators.
    But not evolution.

  11. Griff

    Griff GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Wars should not be started or advocated by those who have not been shot at.

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    ^Agree, Griff, and it is so obvious that chickenhawks, and drumbeaters here, have not.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago


    Syria has also been a quite partner to the USA. Certainly in the extra ordinary rendition days along with Libya and Egypt.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    So why isn’t the use of military weapons like missiles, bombs, cannon also not a violation of International Law?

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    When the US attacked Iraq, both times, was on the same level as the Pearl Harbor attack by Japan.

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