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Jim Morin

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  1. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, 4 months ago

    Bought to you through the sponsorship of GOP ideology and American fear !!!

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 4 months ago

    @Darsan54

    The New York Times has spilled a lot of ink over the latest crisis. Douthat says one can blame Bush, jr for recklessly getting in and Obama for neglectfully getting out. Friedman says you can’t blame either of the two Bushes or Clinton or Obama, 100% of the blame belongs to the Iraqis. Kristoff says Obama should never have left, but should have expanded Bush, jr’s efforts and made the entire Arabian Peninsula peaceful. And today, Cohen explains that Obama MUST do something. The efforts of the Bushes and Clinton made Iraq a paradise, but if Obama doesn’t send the US in, ISIS will make it even worse than it was under Saddam.


    Fortunately, Obama is sending in 275 advisers. This worked for Eisenhower. The Americans were against going to war in Vietnam, but after Eisenhower and Kennedy sent advisers and the Vietnamese Communists attacked a US Navy ship in the Gulf of Tonkin, Johnson had no choice but to send 500,000 troops and drop more tonnage of bombs than the US had detonated in its entire history before Vietnam. So we can hope those 275 advisers will FORCE Obama’s successor (or his successor’s successor) to finally do the right thing and get WWIII over and done with. Because if some US president DOESN’T go ahead and start WWIII, the current leader of ISIS has promised to bring Sharia to the US.

  3. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, 4 months ago

    Let them keep the tank, and start to clean our own house!

  4. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 4 months ago

    @Michael wme

    He can promise that all he wants, but that would indeed be a direct attack upon the Constitution of the US, in the US, and therefore a true reason to fight such Islamic extremism in the US itself. And in that case the extremists would lose big time. Remember what happened to Japan for doing the same thing?


    However, in that case we would have even less incentive to invade their own country, which allows them the moral high ground, and increases our costs immeasurably! Why not just allow them to live in the paradise (He%%) that they think they can create in their own countries, they deserve just what they get!!

  5. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, 4 months ago

    @MangeyMoose

    Damn, something we agree on….

  6. bb d

    bb d GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    Thanks to Bush and his cronies who had their hands up his puppet butt.

    5,000 US Armed Forces deaths, 32,000 wounded. 150,000 Iraqis dead, countless wounded. All because of lies from Bush and his administration. These lives were wasted because of the lies. There was no reason to invade Iraq. These lives gone for vanity. These lives died in vain. Bush and his cohorts belong in the dock at The Hague and if found guilty of war crimes and murder, hung until dead.

  7. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    Obama released the guy who is running the show over there. Obama rang the jehad dinner pull out dinner bell. Obama did not follow the Bush conditional timeline. Obama only follows his own personal political timeline that has nothing to do with reality.
    Hey I know that banner was left over from Bidens talk! He said it will be Obama’s greatest achievements!
    It was Bush and Mitt who said to much to soon and this is what will happen.

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/biden-once-called-iraq-one-obamas-great-achievments_794909.html
    ..
    http://www.bizpacreview.com/2014/06/16/tony-blair-dont-blame-bush-and-i-for-bungled-iraq-obama-pulled-out-too-soon-125739

  8. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    Ahh, “Freedom is on the march!”
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    “The Yew-nited States, and its allies have prevailed”.
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    Shock and Awe
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    Operation Iraqi Liberation
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    I can hardly wait for the next Fox “news” bumper stickers when Willard the ChickenHawk is elected. You know, ‘cause he’s a foreign policy expert.

  9. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, 4 months ago

    @Robert Landers

    “Why not just allow them to live in the paradise (He%%) that they think they can create in their own countries,” They don’t plan to stay there. They plan on forcing their paradise on the entire world.

  10. phredturner

    phredturner said, 4 months ago

    Why is Muslims fighting Muslims a bad thing?

  11. TripleAxel

    TripleAxel said, 4 months ago

    Why Obama “owns” Iraq:
    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/06/why-obama-owns-iraq.php

  12. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, 4 months ago

    @phredturner

    I wonder if you had the same sort of “thought” during the Troubles.

  13. Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished." GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    @TripleAxel

    Right, so Obama lives up to the agreement that Bush’s administration (presumably with input from the US military, seeing that it was a military matter) made with Iraq.

    If the US had wanted to, they could have argued the case better before putting it into writing, when the US could have argued from a position of strength. Instead, Obama was left with an agreement with a deadline, and no real position of strength (of course he could have just ignored the agreement and showed how much respect the US has for signed agreements — in which case the anti-Obama crowd would have screamed bloody murder and the usual rot.).

    The Iraqis were saying they wanted to be able to try American military personnel in their courts. Obama stood with the US military and said No. No way. No how. Not negotiable. How was that wrong?

    If, as that article claims, the Iraqis “really wanted us to stay,” they chose a poor way to show it.

    Thing is, Americans wanted out of that mess. Period. W gave Obama the means to withdraw per an agreement and Obama could give Americans what they wanted, which was no more deaths in Iraq. Whining that he should have negotiated harder is just stupid. It ignores the will of the majority of the American public to stop wasting American lives and capital. And the agreement with Iraq had no conditional terms, except possibly for earlier removal of troops. Go read section 24.

  14. DLee4144

    DLee4144 GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    I hope Obama is smart enough to get us out of the entire Middle East . We didn’t “break it in the first place”, as many of those who advocate American participation claim. Middle Eastern society has been broken for longer than the United States has existed. In the history of that region, peace has been a rare situation, always imposed by a government strong enough to prevent people who would otherwise be shooting (or throwing spears at) each other from doing so. It can’t be any different when the majority of people would shoot each other over religious differences that would be considered trivial by anyone who had any education that involved more than one book. And, those who are uneducated are convenient tools to gain power for those few who are not, which provides encouragement to keep them uneducated.

    But the saying " the enemy of my enemy is my friend" does not apply in this case. Each side is our enemy. We are “infidels”, making us more “killable” to each side than the other side and going over there to interfere is of no value to anyone in America. We need to simply stand back, allow them to manage their affairs however they would if we didn’t exist, and maybe in a few hundred years they will work it out. Once they realize that we have lost interest in them, perhaps they will return the favor and ignore us too. Killing each other is a more immediate goal.In those cases where we can infuse some actual education into the mix, that probably would be helpful— which is why they hate teachers more than soldiers. But military interference from America accomplishes nothing except creating hatred for our country, and leaving tanks, guns and bullets where they can be used to prolong the fighting. Granted, mutual hatred for America could bring the two sides together sooner than might otherwise be the case, to attack us, but that doesn’t seem to me to be a desirable outcome. Ultimately, each country belongs to the citizens of that country, and until they fix it themselves, it ain’t fixed.

  15. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    I have a neighbor who was on the Lincoln when shrub pulled his “Mission Accomplished” stunt.
    First, the crew was pissed because they were coming home from about a 6 month deployment, and shrub made them stay away from their families for an extra week for his photo op.
    Second, there was a hand-picked group of Officers and Crew on deck “Cheering” shrub’s little blather, while most of the 4500 or so crew were down below decks watching on the closed circuit T.V. and laughing their heads off about how silly he looked in his padded crotch flight suit, and laughing at the sheer stupidity of his comments, because they KNEW it wasn’t over!

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