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Jerry Holbert

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    Hmmm, isn’t this cartoonists explaining once again how we got into Iraq? Good thing “W” isn’t still the decider. (Yup, for you righties, I’ve confessed that “W” is out of office!)

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 8 months ago

    What a buffoon.
    I bet Iran gets a nuke before Barry finally leaves office and then there will be nothing anybody can do.
    Unless, of course, Israel decides to kick Barry to the curb and handle things themselves.

  3. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    “Unless, of course, Israel decides to kick Barry to the curb and handle things themselves.”

    Which of course, Israel will feel they can do with impunity because they have a missile shield & submarine based nukes.

    On the other hand, it seems reasonable to suspect the ayatollahs are willing to stop short of even limited weaponizing of their nuclear program in exchange for keeping their jobs.

    Take a guess as to what the inflation rate is in Iran.

    Inflation and weak rial push Iran’s middle class towards poverty

  4. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 8 months ago

    @Uncle Joe

    Your Financial Times link is money-fire-walled off. The NPR link says it’s the EU sanctions, but actually the US has a lot to do with the sanctions, saying it will sanction any nation that doesn’t sanction Iran. All interbank transfers are blocked, so Iran cannot buy or sell outside Iran.


    The London Economist says the deal (for which Obama ended up as one of six players against Iran, not the sole player on the other side) is the best for everyone. It makes it much harder for Iran to build a weapon, and all they get is about $4 billion of their own money given back to them.


    And Stratfor from Austin, TX says there is no way Iran has enough fissile material to build a bomb.


    The Shah, knowing Iran would eventually deplete the oil that was most of its economy then as now, wanted to spend some of his oil revenue developing a massive nuclear electric grid that would serve Iran after the oil ran out, and might even be marketable. (Everyone had vastly overoptimistic expectation for nuclear power back then.) He was negotiating with the US and France, but developed cancer, became too ill to rule, and the Ayatollahs took over. The Ayatollahs said, ‘If Mohammed didn’t have it, we don’t need it,’ and cancelled the Shah’s contract with the French for nuclear reactors. The old Ayatollahs died, and the new ones saw what the US did to nuclear powers and to those without nuclear power, but the uranium Iran has is, at most, barely enough to make a bomb, and only if they do everything absolutely perfectly, and more likely, not enough to ever get a working nuclear device.

  5. rpmurray

    rpmurray said, 8 months ago

    @Michael wme

    These sound like the same arguments that were used when they were talking about North Korea, and look where that left us.

  6. mskemple

    mskemple said, 8 months ago

    @dtroutma

    Like “W” wouldn’t recognize a garbage disposal when he saw one. Give the guy “some” credit Trout! *

  7. Truist

    Truist GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    Ah but GW and friends gave us a lifetime of despicable plots, wars, giveaways, and blunders to last for century’s.

  8. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 8 months ago

    New York is toast.

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    Wow! Toss a bone to the kennel mates and they start yapping like a pack of Chihuahuas gathered under their school desks, hiding from the big bad wolf, ‘er, nuke. (SO 1950’s, Bob Welch and Fred Koch’s legacy preserved!)

  10. Enoki

    Enoki said, 8 months ago

    That should be John Kerry sitting there. Obama isn’t in the loop on stuff going on in his administartion… Just ask him! He didn’t know about anything else that happened to date!

  11. NeoconMan

    NeoconMan said, 8 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, “Unless, of course, Israel decides to kick Barry to the curb and handle things themselves.”


    And we Conservatives are always very happy when a foreign leader kicks an American leader to the curb. It shows just how useless governments are. Especially ours.

  12. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @Michael wme

    “Your Financial Times link is money-fire-walled off.”

    There is a subscription pop-up saying you get 8 free article per month that can be closed by clicking the ‘x’ at the top right of the pop-up.

  13. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @rpmurray

    “These sound like the same arguments that were used when they were talking about North Korea, and look where that left us.”

    We should have been engaged in curtailing North Korea’s & Iran’s nuclear ambitions from 2001-2007. Instead of bogged down with Iraq & basically ignored those two nations. I forget who was President then. Must’ve been Carter or Clinton.

    As it stands, many experts think North Korea’s nuclear threat is more talk than reality. I will concede that Kim seems much more reckless than the ayatollahs.

    http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Latest-News-Wires/2013/0502/North-Korea-missile-threat-North-Korea-closer-to-nuclear-threat-says-Pentagon

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