Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, over 2 years ago

    Ooh, this just got interesting!

  2. palos

    palos said, over 2 years ago

    I’m expecting BD to have a helmet on tomorrow and to see Toggle and Phred in the classroom.

  3. Basqueian

    Basqueian said, over 2 years ago

    Heh, surrender monkey my ahem

  4. Basqueian

    Basqueian said, over 2 years ago

    Trust gbt not to take the cliche rout

  5. Bill the Butcher

    Bill the Butcher said, over 2 years ago

    Who in their right minds believed a word Powell said in 2003? Certainly nobody I know. And whoever is taking this class had to wait till 2006 to discover that invading Iraq was the worst blunder in the Empire’s foreign policy history? He’s like something out of the pages of bushflash and other satire websites…

  6. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, over 2 years ago

    • “… many in my command.” — Sounds like prof was a high-ranking officer.
     
     • “… Powell’s 2003 address … persuaded me … to remove Saddam …” — Sounds like he was too politically plugged in to reach an independent judgment. At the time I and tens of thousands of other Americans thought Powell was lying.
     
     • “But by 2006 I’d come to see that invading Iraq was the worst foreign policy blunder in American history …” — So that’s when he decided he had to resign his command and become a college prof?
     
     • Seems like BD’s having a relapse.
     
     • The really truly interesting question is: how’s RAY going to react?
     
     • Make no mistake: Trudeau is booting backside here.

  7. BlueJayRobin

    BlueJayRobin said, over 2 years ago

    I always love how so many, even President Bush2, say Iraq was a mistake and then diss Iran for helping with violent acts in Iraq.

    One has to be some kind of slimy to agree with criminal actions just because one’s own country has performed them. Is it not hypocrisy to both declare the USA guilty of a crime and blameless at the same time?

  8. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, over 2 years ago

    If it was a blunder to keep the Islamist Saddam Hussein in power in Iraq at that time, then it is a blunder to keep the Communist Wen Jiabao in power in China at the present time.
     
    Inevitable conclusion: China has weapons of mass destruction! Go after those Commies with SHOCK and AWE! Now!
     
    (Of course we’ll first have to go hat in hand to Beijing and ask to borrow money from them in order to fight them. But details! Details! Huah!)

  9. judgefloyd

    judgefloyd said, over 2 years ago

    Saddam Hussein was never an Islamist. The invasion was always a crock – as can be seen by the rollout of spurious reasons – first it was all about the WMDs, then we were all supposed to forget that and think it was about a sudden desire to topple nasty governments (well, one), then it was about establishing democracy. The Iraqis I know all think Saddam was horrible and that things were better when he was around. Still, it gives Americans another defeat to be narcissistic about in case they run out of Vietnam

  10. pjknb

    pjknb said, over 2 years ago

    Let’s not forget the obvious….IT IS NOT UP TO THE USA to decide who should/should not be in power or indeed what political systems the rest of the world should employ! Lets just breathe and concentrate on making up for past mistakes before making any new ones! Qou Fas Et Gloria Ducunt

  11. BlueRaven

    BlueRaven said, over 2 years ago

    @Pokerfaced Parrot

    The original blunder was the Crusades. The rest is fallout and repeating the same kind of imperalist nonsense while expecting different results.

  12. Docmccoy

    Docmccoy said, over 2 years ago

    Saddam took power when the USA got his predecessor ousted and then left the country in shambles and no clear replacement model for a new government. When we leave Iraq, Iran will step in to take over there when we eventually pull out of Afghanistan…

  13. Whitecamry

    Whitecamry said, over 2 years ago

    @DylanThomas3.14159

    DT3,
    We have the money, China has the paper. Owe the bank $100,000 and the bank owns you. Owe the bank $100,000,000 and you own the bank."

  14. DeeBeeS

    DeeBeeS said, over 2 years ago

    Powell wasn’t “lying.” He was LIED TO! He believed his boss, Bush 2, that Saddam had WMDs. When Powell learned the truth later that year, he announced he would not serve Bush in a second term, paving the way for Condeleza Rice to take over. Unlike Powell, she drank the Kook Aid her entire 4 years.

    Ironically, when Saddam was captured, he said the WMDs that he DID have were ordered destroyed after some were destroyed in Tomahawk raids ordered by a U.S. President when it was learned that Saddam tried to assasinate Bush 1 in 1992.

    The President who ordered the Tomahawk strike? Bill Clinton.

    Viva Air Power!! (See Lybia, Bosnia, Six-Day-War, et. al.)

  15. tigre1

    tigre1 said, over 2 years ago

    I was shocked when Powell ran his number. Disillusion comes slower to some than others. There is something about career bureaucrats that makes them lie to, use under false pretenses, and discard the honest and upright when no longer useful…like shot-up vets, or the old, for instance…we unfortunately are usually pretty dense, do not have access to truth, and have been persuaded early to avoid holding power because it’s a difficult, thankless, nasty job…like money, which seems to have similar lies camoflaging it’s ruthless purposes…

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