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Jeff Danziger

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  1. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    This must be a good political comment because it annoys the heck out of me.

    The American people (constituents) don’t support this because nobody has made a good case for why we (The Americans) should go it alone.

    Many of us are tired of wars that don’t provide anything but prestige to the President.

    I don’t like the use of Chemical weapons but I also don’t think it is the US’s job to police the world.

    Once again Obama takes his “laser” focus off the American issues and focuses on foreign affairs. It was just a month ago he was promising that he would use his last 1000 days to focus on jobs and the economy. One more political promise that isn’t worth the time it took to hear it.

  2. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago

    I’m sure someone called 911…

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago

    Mr. Danziger’s cartoon simply shows what Congress does best. Nothing.
    I do not support the US taking a lead role in manned flights over Syria. I don’t even support cruise missile attacks unless the many Arab League nations who have bought advanced fighters from us don’t take the lead on this punitive strike.
    But as I look att he quality of life of my fellow citizens, as I see stories about entire communities having depend on outside food assistance, as I watch people who thought their pensions would leave them secure in their elder years working for minimum wage while the people who mishandled those pensions get richer and richer,
    I see Congress as a major part of the problem.
    No talk of job creation, or infrastructure security at all. No ideas to improve healthcare reform, just an adamant cry to kill it. Congress is much better at stopping things than making things happen, and most surprising, too many of the members are proud of this.
    The United States cannot be led by extremists and remain a free and innovative nation. We must be willing to go up to those who think differently from ourselves and at the very least, work on those important issues on which we can agree.

  4. William Bednar

    William Bednar GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    No. In this case it is NOT congress’s fault! It is OUR fault! We are telling the congress to do nothing, so do you expect congress to then decide to do something? That’s counter intuitive. If we, as a country, decide to do nothing, then we should own up to that decision. And, Obama needs to own up to his “red line” speech too!

  5. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, about 3 years ago

    The right time to go into Syria was “the minute Assad started putting down the protestors violently.”
    Because we didn’t go in at that moment, the protestors – turned – rebels ultimately received help from a different outside source: Al Qaeda.
    The Al Qaeda-backed cells have made it clear that if they do, indeed, succeed in toppling the Assad regime, then all “blasphemers” (re: Christians, Jews, and any Muslim of the wrong sect) will either be killed or driven out.
    As such, boots will ultimately be needed on the ground at some point, even if only to stop a different round of genocide.
    And it’s my understanding that since Obama has tried to claim that there will be no boots on the ground, at least one private mercenary organization has gone on a recruiting spree in the anticipation of their services being used in our stead.
    So yeah – Obama’s legacy is already a legacy of failure just from his early refusals to get involved.

  6. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 3 years ago

    Maybe if they could come up with a better plan than “lots of people are dying; let’s shoot some missiles!”….

  7. kamwick

    kamwick said, about 3 years ago

    Oh, please. This is not at all the same as Iraq and you know it. You forget that the “intelligence” supporting invasion of Iraq was cherry-picked to support an agenda that W was overheard cackling about at a party BEFORE he was even “elected”.

    It’s possible that if congress does not approve the resolution, Obama may state that the will of the “people” has been expressed, and therefore, no military action will occur. Then, the GOP can no longer claim that he is “weak”, and any negative events that occur from inaction will be solely Congress’ responsibility. Brilliant political position for him. Congress plays checkers, while he plays chess.

  8. kamwick

    kamwick said, about 3 years ago

    Oh, you know “most Syrians” do you, LOL?

  9. kamwick

    kamwick said, about 3 years ago


    I agree with most of your comment, but can’t help but wonder if you are one of those who were once for the Iraq war before you were against it. And perhaps voted for W, twice?

    Certainly the US can’t go this alone. But if Bush hadn’t lead us on our previous little military adventures, taking action against Syria for using weapons that 95% of the world has banned on innocent civilians would be a no-brainer, for the US and the rest of the civilized world.


  10. SwimsWithSharks

    SwimsWithSharks GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Surely enough military commitment to the Middle East and we can make everything all better, right Mr. Danzinger?

  11. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago

    Very good comment, Michael.
    You could have also used as examples of war on false pretenses, the Spanish American War where Randolph Hearst told his photographer in Havana, you send me the pictures, I’ll supply the war, and the Mexican American War in th 1840’s.
    While this comment of yours lacks the … sarcasm?, the word doesn’t seem appropriate… that some of your other posts have presented, I often wonder how wide is your grin as you write comments that are so tongue in cheek one can imagine the tongue sticking through the side of your mouth.
    Thank you for your many insightful and thought provoking comments, especially the ones that make the reader smile.

  12. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago

    I disagree, Tigger. Mr. Obama no more wants to start a war than his predecessor did. Neither Mr. Bush or Mr. Obama wanted to be involved in adventures overseas but circumstances overtook their preferences. Both men wanted to improve the USA using ideas they were convinced were sound and valid, but 9/11/01 changed that for Mr. Bush, just as the expansion of the same enemy into nations like Somalia, Indonesia, Syria, and others have with Mr. Obama.
    I am certain had this administration not been convinced of the active use of Sarin Gas, Mr. Obama would sadly be allowing the Syrian gov’t to continue killing his people with conventional weapons while providing humanitarian aid to the refugees who have fled the country.
    As far as the ‘red line’ goes…. Gas was banned by the international treaties after WW1. The saddest thing is how many nations have been allowed to get away with using it with impunity. The worst case of this being Iraq’s use against Iran’s military during their war between each other. We didn’t even bat an eye, and I have read a few sources we even helped supply Iraq in that war. I hope that is not true.
    What advantage does he gain in starting an arbitrary war? How does it help his party? There is only one reason to go to war over this and that is to make it clear that poisons, and for that matter, nukes, cannot be used without consequences.
    But this message will not be conveyed unless the same kind of coalition that freed Kuwait can also be assembled to show Assad’s army and political supporters that the WORLD, not just one nation of the world, will not stand for it.

  13. vburke

    vburke said, about 3 years ago


    Who was it that expressed a laser focus on jobs? I’m pretty sure it was Congressional Republicans. What did we get? 40 show votes to repeal Obamacare.

  14. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 3 years ago

    Well, I’m gonna say talking about the situation IS doing something: it’s putting off the likelihood that Assad the Monster will do anything similar again anytime soon. And THAT would have been one of the purposes, perhaps THE purpose, of a bombing. So maybe what we’ve got from Obama’s caution is the best we’re gonna get, as well as the best we’ve have got anyway…

  15. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago

    It’s not the playground, Tigger. You don’t draw your line in the sand and the moment the person crosses, you fight.
    I suggest you read Sun Tzu.
    Even the first Gulf War in Kuwait took months to assemble and launch. But within a few days, it was pretty much over.
    What does making the exact same statement three times mean?
    Just curious.

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