Jerry Holbert by Jerry Holbert

Jerry Holbert

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  1. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    The last I heard both sides of congress are split.

  2. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 3 years ago

    Of course that’s the only other option you see, or want to- kill the people you hate.

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago

    Your comments at Mr. Stevenson aside, Mechanic, you make an excellent point.
    The world has watched how we’ve behaved since 2003. From the ill advised war in Iraq, to the poorly managed war in Afghanistan, to our Congress’s inability to protect our economy, they have watched and wondered what we are becoming.
    While attending the Blues At the Beach in Va. Bch this past weekend, I met and spoke with foreign nationals from Europe, South America, and Asia. One of them, a man from the Philippines, said the USA isn’t like it used to be and fear what we are becoming. No one ever felt we were perfect, but they did think we were the ‘good guys’.
    Now, they’re not sure.
    And on some days, especially when I read the extreme views of people in GC and other forums, I’m not sure either.

  4. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 3 years ago

    Could be just talking is 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 due to Obama’s caution is the best we’re gonna get, as well as the best we’ve have got anyway… Does that make sense??

  5. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 3 years ago

    I used to watch Washington Week on Fridays with my father until he died in 1978.
    Now I have Washington Week recorded, but why bother watching? It is probably a whole 22 minutes of talk about bombing Syria.
    We need education, we need jobs. Our bridges are crumbling, our prisons filled with people who had a couple of joints.
    The idiocy of starting yet another war when people are being robbed of their pensions to pay for dubyas two idiotic wars is beyond absurd.
    And yes I read this before hitting submit.

  6. Kylop

    Kylop said, about 3 years ago

    Jerry, good ’toon.

  7. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 3 years ago

    People are people no matter the names they call their gangs.
    The biggest single argument for the strikes is “what will they think”
    ALL the reasons are speculation, not a concrete foundation under any of them.
    Right there is a strong indicator of stupid. Worrying about what other may think and basing actions on these impossible to know imagining can only be called stupid.
    The fruits of stupid are bitter, the last stupid put the USA into the worst recession in 80 years.
    How is being stupid harder and faster going to help?

  8. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago

    When I visited Germany in 2008, prior to the elections, I was actually able to talk to people about our incursion into Iraq. Are you asking if I framed my questions in a way that might give me answers favorable to what I believe? What does one learn from being told what they want to hear?
    Thinking back, my questions were:
    What do you think about the war in Iraq?
    How about Afghanistan?
    How did you react when you saw the towers fall?
    What did you think the US would do?
    What do you think of what the US has done?
    Those questions led to some great conversations. I am very grateful their English was so much better than my German.
    btw, you are aware that the USA did not protest when Saddam used gas during his war with Iran?

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