Gary Varvel by Gary Varvel

Gary Varvel

Comments (31) (Please sign in to comment)

  1. Michyle Glen

    Michyle Glen said, 9 months ago

    We left Iraq 30 months ago, and they danced in the streets. Now the govt is in trouble because of their own greed and stupidity. Why should we help them?

  2. libsmasher

    libsmasher said, 9 months ago

    If 0 stuck to killing terrorists instead of supporting and releasing them, maybe the Religion of Peace would fear reprisals for their actions.
    In my lifetime the U.S. has never been seen as such a joke by the rest of the world as they are now, and 0 is the punchline.

  3. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, 9 months ago

    Granted, sodomy hussein was a monster, formerly our monster, but our invasion by cheney/shrub/rumsfeld made things much worse. Under hussein the country was stable, the utilities worked, and islamic extremists didn’t dare try to run the show. After his fall the power system failed (and was looted) and with that communications failed, the water system failed, sewage treatment failed, there were no street lights at night, no traffic signals, gas (petrol) stations couldn’t pump fuel, there was no refrigeration for food, people had to use candles or oil lamps at night.

  4. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    So the Bush doctrine was, “Let’s bring democracy to a place that’s been engaged in a religious war since the year 632.”

  5. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Mission accomplished!

  6. echoraven

    echoraven said, 9 months ago

    Soooo… did we ever get the girls back?

  7. omQ R

    omQ R said, 9 months ago

    I do believe that Varvel is saying another shockingly awesome treat is in order.

    …because that worked very well last time round…

  8. Jeff H

    Jeff H said, 9 months ago

    That girly-man couldn’t fly a paper plane. Bush, however—an actual pilot.

  9. ARodney

    ARodney said, 9 months ago

    @Jeff H

    Thanks for the funniest post yet! Bush was a chicken hawk like Cheney and all of the other idiots calling us to go back and occupy Iraq again. Are you going to raise a war tax to do it this time, or is foreign intervention and killing of American soldiers valuable enough to go on the deficit when supporting American students is not?

  10. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago


    And Obama is not a Chicken hawk? The last time he was “behind enemy lines” he was working for the man. I guess his weapons were staplers and a copy machine. But that all right he told us he was qualified to deal with Muslims because he grew up over there, he loves the sounds of morning bells of prayers. And that he knows how to read I am sorry off a teleprompter.

  11. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 9 months ago

    When Dick Cheney was Secretary of Defense, he was asked why Poppy Bush didn’t continue into Baghdad and take out Saddam Hussein. His answer was truly intelligent, based on facts: as soon as you do that, the glue holding the Sunnis, Shia, and Kurds will disintegrate, and we are unprepared to deal with the civil war that will certainly follow.

    Someone evidently replaced his brain before 2003, though, and everyone forgot to remember the words of Smart Cheney.

    This was bound to happen, regardless of our involvement.

    I recommend “Imperial Life in the Emerald City” by Chandrssakian, a reporter for the Washington Post. The Emerald City was the green zone, and it details the incredible failings of the first year of occupation by the Coalition Provisional Authority (= Paul Bremer and his underlings). Beyond the bizarre details, like having Muslims serve their pork barbecue (and we hired Pakistanis to do this because we didn’t trust the Iraqis to serve us our food), and the very creation of the Green Zone (which said that we’re too good to live the way you do, so we are going to bring in a few city blocks of America, then wall it off so it divides the city in half), it documents the tremendous numbers of incorrect assumptions by the Bush administration and of Mr. Bremer and staff.

    For example, one of Mr. Bremer’s tasks was to sell off the infrastructure to the highest bidder, privatizing any and all utilities. This will be found in your dictionary under the word: “Plunder”. He found no takers, as the infrastructure was failing. Saddam manipulated currency to enable him to employ almost everyone, but no one worked. As a result, the electric grid, water and sewer issues, and other parts of infrastructure were so antiquated and so poorly maintained that the only option was to tear it all down and rebuild it, which we were willing to do, but only in a half-assed way, and the civil war made sure that we lost two steps for every one we took forward.

    After the occupation came the looting. We allowed this to happen. Donald Rumsfeld, when asked why we allowed it, said, “Freedom is untidy.”

    Jails were emptied. Records were destroyed. Universities were vandalized; computers were taken, desks, file cabinets….copper wiring was pulled out of the walls.

    Educated people and business owners fled the country. Doctors and professors either left or were killed.

    There is no future in this country. We have left it a shambles, with no money, no education, and worse infrastructure than before the war (a lot of that was substandard “construction” as a result of no-bid contracts).

    And some posters here think that the right answer is to go back there and teach those people a lesson.

    We’ve helped them quite enough, I’m sure. There’s a reason why they wanted us to leave. And if we go wave our weapons at them again, there will be another recruiting wave for Al-Qaeda.

    The Kurds can take care of themselves, as they have wanted to do all along. The Sunnis and Shia will fight until they’re all gone. What can we do to stop that? And why don’t other countries in the region, who are well populated with both Sunni and Shia, work to keep the region stable? You can’t help people who don’t want to be helped. And even if they did, they have made it clear that our kind of help is not what they want.

  12. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 9 months ago

    @Ted Lind

    Yep Saddam is dead. The trouble is they thought the people over there were civilized.

    They are only doing what the Quran says to do.
    Ask them.
    Or listen to what they say they want.
    Not what Al Jazeera says.
    Remember it doesn’t matter what they say to infidels, Allah will forgive them for lying.

  13. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 9 months ago


    Women and children are being killed RIGHT NOW in the streets of the Congo, Nigeria, Darfur, Somalia, Thailand……We can’t save the whole world, but it makes sense that we should take care of the people who are in our own country.

    The problems with illegal immigration have been going on for decades, and through several administrations, and no one has done anything about it. Who would have been able to expect that it would get out of hand?

    The senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill last year. The house has done……nothing. Except to say that they have other ideas. Which they’ve done nothing about. But, when all else fails, it’s Obama’s fault.

    Amazing how, if only Barack Obama would vanish from the earth, every problem facing our society would suddenly become solved.

  14. John Mettler

    John Mettler said, 9 months ago

    @Michyle Glen

    The only time I’ll intentionally use this Ditto

  15. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, 9 months ago

    @Adrian Snare

    “Has anyone ever heard of the UN ?”

    I cannot remember the United Nations taking the initiative since….I don’t know when!

  16. Load the rest of the comments (16).