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Joe Heller

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 7 months ago

    Commander in Chief for 6 years now…..

  2. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    O, Death! Death serves 24/7, but he serves at no expense to the taxpayers. The VA & other programs to support our vets cost tax dollars, which I’m sure, someone will tell me we need to cut.

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, 7 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    “Commander in Chief for 6 years now…”

    I have no idea how you can directly hold the President responsible for the latest Ft. Hood incident, or anyone else for that matter.. From all reports and interviews I’ve seen, there was no indication that this man would do something as heinous as he did.

  4. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    For those of you who have forgotten…A large number of the Vets that are dealing with serious mental health issues like PTSD and the like are the result of being made to serve increasingly longer terms in the Mid-East, fighting a “war” against an enemy that is invisible when mixed in with the general population of the countries where these soldiers have been assigned.
    Just remember WHO got us involved in that whole tangled mess in THE FIRST PLACE!
    We have been in Afghanistan for 10+ years. Do the math.
    Do we need to do more for the returning troops? OF COURSE!
    Let’s take the cost of ONE Fighter aircraft, or ONE Navy Destroyer, and use that money to improve mental health services for the Vets.

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, 7 months ago

    @Tigger

    “The Government and Citizens push these vets aside to die.”

    The most horrific example of this was the treatment of the “Bonus Army” after WW I.

  6. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    @Tigger

    But it was a REPUBLICAN that wanted to go to war in the first place so his Vice-President could get richer!

  7. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, 7 months ago

    Wars have multiple types of costs that last for generations. Wars destroy lives and treasure. Think about it, next time some chest-thumping politician or pundit spews out hate and venom along with the latest jingoistic, patriotic catch-phrases, for no other reason than to undermine the current President for political gain.

  8. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 7 months ago

    @masterskrain

    MASTERSKRAIN said “For those of you who have forgotten…A large number of the Vets that are dealing with serious mental health issues like PTSD and the like are the result of being made to serve increasingly longer terms in the Mid-East…”

    What’s that got to do with the price of tea in China? This guy was in Iraq for less than 4 months in a non-combat zone, serving as a truck driver hauling stuff out of country during our withdrawal. As such, I don’t think he was making a compelling case of PTSD to military psychologists. (So they gave him some Ambien and sent him on his way. Ambien makes some people do strange things, and I think needs a second looksee by the FDA. But that’s a different topic.)

    UNTRUSTED MECHANIC said “Yes Democrats voted to authorize military intervention. But only by the slightest majority in the Senate and a minority in the HoR. Coue [sic] that with the very effective patriotism schtick and the “You’re either with _”us”_ or you’re with the terrorists" speech…"

    Your “soundbite”, taken out of context, is from Bush’s address to a joint session of Congress on Thursday night, September 20, 2001.. In full it reads:

    “And we will pursue nations that provide aid or safe haven to terrorism. Every nation in every region now has a decision to make: Either you are with us or you are with the terrorists.

    From this day forward, any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorism will be regarded by the United States as a hostile regime.”


    So a) it had nothing to do with getting Democrats to vote for war in Iraq OR Afghanistan and b) had nothing to do with the vote numbers you mention for authorization in Iraq 2+ years later.

    As usual: FAIL.

  9. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    Yes, Iraq. Bush’s gift that keeps on giving.

  10. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 7 months ago

    Umm, your using a quote from 9 days after the World Trade Center attack, addressed specifically to other countries, in an attempt to dispute Congressional votes for the Iraq War 2 1/2 years later is the FAIL.

    Now if you’d like to change the subject that I was addressing to Democratic votes for the Iraq War, I’ll be glad to trot out (once again) the myriad quotes from Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Ted Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi, John Rockefeller, Al Gore and other Demorats too numerous to list.

  11. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 7 months ago

    mikefive said, about 10 hours ago
    @ConserveGov
    “Commander in Chief for 6 years now…”

    I have no idea how you can directly hold the President responsible for the latest Ft. Hood incident, or anyone else for that matter.. From all reports and interviews I’ve seen, there was no indication that this man would do something as heinous as he did.——————————————————————————————————
    It was actually more tongue in cheek, Mike.
    I don’t actually blame Barry for this (unless his military cuts mean less treatment for vets), this was more a reaction to what would’ve been said if Bush was in office.
    I haven’t heard 1 person criticizing O on the news for handling mental illness in the military. Would it be the same if Bush was in office right now?

  12. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 7 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    Are you kidding? They’re still blaming Reagan for that.

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