Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. Linguist

    Linguist said, about 2 years ago

    Well said, mon general !

  2. too-zonked

    too-zonked said, about 2 years ago

    And yet, they’re ganging up on Susan Rice?

  3. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, about 2 years ago

    THIS FROM PREVIOUS STRIP LATE IN DAY


    DylanThomas3.14159 said, about 2 hours ago
    @Neo Blakkrstal


    • “… I was compelled to do my due … research thoroughly this issue.”


    And yet you shared exactly none of it with us. There has to be a reason for that. And it’s probably the case that you have NO EVIDENCE to back up your statement.


    • “… GW did not “LIE”"


    Yeah, he did. And Condoleeza. And Powell (who long after “called the run-up to the Iraq invasion ‘a blot’ on his distinguished career”). http://theweek.com/article/index/232744/kofi-annans-memoir-did-colin-powell-doubt-his-own-wmd-claims
    Powell: “[A] blot, a failure will always be attached to me.” http://blogs.rep-am.com/worth_reading/2012/11/16/super-dupes/


    • “The statements from various sources that I read indicate that ….”


    • Again, you chose to withhold them and their sources from us. Thus, again, you’re doing nothing more than just blah blah blah-ing.


    • “Iraq was engaged in a rapid buildup of their military to pre first Gulf War status.”


    Right, the FIRST Gulf war! Which has never been an issue here. The biological and chemical weapons that So-Damn-Insane used against his own people and against Iran, WE gave to him.


    • “… no one in the in the intelligence community considered Iraq to be more than a second (at best) or third tier threat to US security.”


    What, no “shock and awe” necessary after all?


    • “… there was no lie as much as a rush to war ….”


    There were both lies and rushing tactics, and both in abundance.


    • “… Saddam Hussein was indeed a threat to stability in the region that needed to be removed.”


    Iran was seeing to that puny, so-called “threat” was neutralized in the region. So was the UN, complete with monitors. The U.S. war machine doesn’t need to “do windows”.


    • “The myth that GW had lied to the American people …”


    The myth is that he didn’t lie (and bully patriotic Americans). So yet again, you’re doing nothing more than perpetuating that myth.


    • “I hope this can end the entire debate on that issue ….”


    UR also a comedian 2IC.

  4. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, about 2 years ago

    @Richard S. Russell

    Good insight, Richard. But I think Powell’s current high cred has to do with the fact that Americans are forgiving of a person they see as truly repentant.


    Have you noticed any improvement in Bush’s abysmal approval rating?

  5. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, about 2 years ago

    @too-zonked

    They are nothing, if not lying hypocrites.

  6. CAtransplant

    CAtransplant said, about 2 years ago

    Rove, Bush, Chaney – it is impossible to rehabilitate images of men with no conscience.

  7. frumdebang

    frumdebang said, about 2 years ago

    @CAtransplant

    It’s certainly true that Cheney has no heart.

  8. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    The biggest foreign policy blunder in American history was allying ourselves with the Soviet Union in WWII. Hitler, Stalin, Hitler, Stalin…the only difference was that Stalin had the better mustache.

  9. Commentator

    Commentator said, about 2 years ago

    “Because of Powell’s enormous credibility…”
    Say what?

  10. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, about 2 years ago

    Send cheney/shrub/rumsfeld to the world court to be tried for their war crimes. While we’re at it, haul the thieves of wall street into federal court to be tried for their financial crimes.
    Also, free Bradly Manning.

  11. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, about 2 years ago

    @pschearer

    “The biggest foreign policy blunder in American history was allying ourselves with the Soviet Union in WWII.”


    The U.S. and Great Britain together took 863 thousand military deaths. The Soviets took over 10 million. If we had fought Hitler without them we could have taken our 863,000 + their 10,000,000 = 10,863,000 dead. And lost the war!


    Source “World War II Casualties”, Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II_casualties

  12. montessoriteacher

    montessoriteacher said, about 2 years ago

    @Commentator

    Yes, Powell is credible because he admitted his mistake several times and then moved on. Although a Republican, he even supported Barack Obama in both elections. He supported him because he was superior to what the GOP had to offer, as he also explained.

  13. 761st

    761st said, about 2 years ago

    @montessoriteacher

    Amen!

  14. TexTech

    TexTech said, about 2 years ago

    Here is an interesting point on the whole Iraq war and Bush’s intentions. That ultra-liberal media outlet, The Wall Street Journal, ran an article about the run-up to the Iraq war. They reported that Bush had his transition team inform the Defense Department to start putting together war plans for Iraq. Mind you, this was before he was ever sworn into office. The truth of the matter is that George W. Bush was going to war with Iraq with or without a valid reason. He just had to sell the American people some bill of goods to convince them to let it happen. But it was inevitable. I guess “W” had to one-up Daddy somehow or other. Too bad 4,000-plus Americans and tens of thousands of Iraqis had to pay with their lives to salve his pride.

  15. SwimsWithSharks

    SwimsWithSharks GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Iraq was all about “wimp factor”. After 9/11, GWB didn’t want to get called “wimp” like what happened to his daddy. His daddy never shook the “wimp factor” label.

    Irony: GWB will always be the 9/11 President. Victim.

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