Henry Payne by Henry Payne

Henry Payne

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  1. snarky39

    snarky39 said, about 9 hours ago

    Totally unexpected…

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 8 hours ago

    It appears that Mr Payne did not watch Obama’s brilliant speech.

    When Obama took office, the US had combat troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Every single combat troop has been permanently removed from Iraq, and Obama has promised to remove every single combat troop from Afghanistan before the end of this year. In his speech, Obama promised that, as long as he is president, the US will never wage war.

    Instead, the US will send many peacekeeping divisions to wherever there is any trouble in the world, and those heavily armed peacekeepers will make sure all those troublemakers are as peaceful as it is possible to be. The DA (formerly DA3SH in Arabic or ISIS in English or ISIL in French) will be completely destroyed, along with all their villages. After the end of this year, peacekeepers will replace all the combat troops in Afghanistan and will pacify all the troublemakers there, including all of the Taliban and al-Qaeda. The Syrian regime, whose fight against the DA has only made the DA stronger, will be pacified into total non-existence. The Iranian regime, who also threaten the peace, will be totally pacified by American peacekeepers.

    And if Russia continues to threaten the future member of NATO that is now the Ukraine, the US peacekeepers will show how Napoleon and Hitler SHOULD have pacified the atheistic commies in the USSR.

    So Obama is not making a U-turn, but a total transformation of the US military from combat to the most formidable peacekeeping organisation that has ever existed in the history of this planet! That tank, as well as the US drones and bombers and artillery shells and nukes, will all be re-painted with hearts and doves, as befits the most formidable Force for Peace that has ever gone out to make every troublemaker on the planet completely peaceful!

    (Will the Norwegians acknowledge that Obama has more than earned a repeat?)

  3. TripleAxel

    TripleAxel said, about 7 hours ago

    If we had not left so quickly and left Iraq with so little support we might not have needed to return.

  4. old1953

    old1953 said, about 7 hours ago

    The comments and toons about the MidEast are so lacking in substance and accuracy that it is just ridiculous. I’ve been over here for almost 8 years now, and I’m telling you, nothing is like the US news reports it.

  5. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, about 4 hours ago

    So, you are saying that Iraq and Syria are nice peaceful places and they have no problems? And are you saying that Hamas and Israel have mutual respect and understanding with no aggression on any part?

  6. r2varney

    r2varney said, about 2 hours ago

    That is why the turret on a tank can turn 360 degrees, one never knows when one has to fight the army you just provisioned.

  7. Jase99

    Jase99 said, about 2 hours ago


    “If we had not left so quickly and left Iraq with so little support we might not have needed to return.”

    So you’re saying Obama should have refused to withdraw when Maliki demanded it?

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