Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, 8 months ago

    “I looked the man in the eye. I found him to be very straight forward and trustworthy and we had a very good dialogue.

    “I was able to get a sense of his soul.

    “He’s a man deeply committed to his country and the best interests of his country and I appreciate very much the frank dialogue and that’s the beginning of a very constructive relationship,” Mr Bush said.
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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/1392791.stm

  2. jnik23260

    jnik23260 said, 8 months ago

    @leftwingpatriot

    Does Fox News ever remind us of that?

  3. rpmurray

    rpmurray said, 8 months ago

    Meanwhile the current Occupant in Office draws another line in the shifting sands.

  4. MayKitten

    MayKitten GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    When I was a little kid, Roosevelt was in office, and the sands were shifting for him and every president since.

  5. nailer

    nailer GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @leftwingpatriot

    “He’s a man deeply committed to his country and the best interests of his country…."

    Got to give him that, and he acts in consequence. Just like Reagan did in the 80´s.

  6. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, 8 months ago

    @rpmurray
    In the summer of 2008, Putin and Bush were in Beijing for the Olympics when Russian troops moved into Georgia in response to what the Kremlin called Georgian aggression against South Ossetia. Peter Baker of The New York Times described the U.S. response:

    Bush confronted Mr. Putin to no avail, then ordered American ships to the region and provided a military transport to return home Georgian troops on duty in Iraq. He sent humanitarian aid on a military aircraft, assuming that Russia would be loath to attack the capital of Tbilisi with American military personnel present. Mr. Bush also suspended a pending civilian nuclear agreement, and NATO suspended military contacts.

    Baker, an expert on the Bush presidency and Russia, reported that the White House considered more aggressive action, such as bombing tunnels to block Russian troops and arming Georgia with antiaircraft missiles. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice bristled at what she called “chest beating,” Baker reported, and Bush’s team voted against military action. Russia stopped short of Tbilisi, but it left troops in areas it promised to evacuate under a cease-fire.

    “We did a lot, but in the end there was not that much that you could do,” said James F. Jeffrey, Bush’s deputy national security adviser.
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    http://www.nationaljournal.com/white-house/why-putin-plays-our-presidents-for-fools-20140302

  7. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, 8 months ago

    @nailer

    In June 2001, George W. Bush and Vladimir Putin ended their first face-to-face meeting with an outdoor news conference beneath a craggy mountaintop in Slovenia. “Is this a man that Americans can trust?” I asked Bush as Putin glared at me.

    “Yes,” Bush replied, before allowing Putin to answer a separate question. A few minutes later, the American president elaborated: “I looked the man in the eye. I found him to be very straightforward and trustworthy. We had a very good dialogue. I was able to get a sense of his soul, a man deeply committed to his country and the best interests of his country,” Bush said, adding a few sentence later, “I wouldn’t have invited him to my ranch if I didn’t trust him.”
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    http://www.nationaljournal.com/white-house/why-putin-plays-our-presidents-for-fools-20140302

  8. Bob C.

    Bob C. said, 8 months ago

    @leftwingpatriot

    But did he “hit the RESET button”?

  9. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, 8 months ago

    Easier to find Putin’s soul than Tony Blair’s

  10. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, 8 months ago

    In commenting on just today’s strip, I find it exceedingly sad this totally incompetent, talentless and ignorant “artist” can get national attention for his “art” while real artists, lightyears ahead of him in talent, craft and vision, are ignored and derided for attempting a career in the visual arts. While I am no fan of Mr. Bush’s politics, his art is just abominable, not even for a “beginner”.

  11. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, 8 months ago

    @nailer

    Reagan is remembered well, but he acted illegally and should have been impeached and tried for Iran-Contra. He sold weapons to our enemies and endangered citizens. Also when the Marine barracks were bombed and we had some 200 plus dead, I don’t remember the Dems calling for his head.

  12. JBC63

    JBC63 said, 8 months ago

    AMEN.

  13. ragarms

    ragarms said, 8 months ago

    @Darsan54

    Times change, double standards remain.

  14. ragarms

    ragarms said, 8 months ago

    @rpmurray

    Surely, you found much to criticize during the previous Occupation. Hmm?

  15. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    Many if not most of Bush’s paintings are hand copies of photographs found on the Internet.

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